Oregon’s Governor Nixes Math, Reading, and Writing Proficiency Standards

(RedState) As a former public high school teacher, I am absolutely shocked and appalled that Oregon has abandoned its statewide math, reading, and writing proficiency standards for high school graduates.

On July 14, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill that suspends the proficiency standards for high school graduates for three years.

According to Charles Boyle, a spokesman for the governor, “SB 744 gives us an opportunity to review our graduation requirements and make sure our assessments can truly assess all students’ learning.”

Boyle added, “In the meantime, it gives Oregon students and the education community a chance to regroup after a year and a half of disruption caused by the pandemic.”

That is a rather ridiculous defense of the bill.  (Read More)