ERIC Number: ED239752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
The State of the Schools: Oregon, 1983. Text of the Annual State of the Schools Address (7th, Portland, Oregon, September 15, 1983).
Duncan, Verne A.
This address by the Oregon State Superintendent of Public Instruction presents proposals for achieving educational excellence. The introduction to the plan briefly discusses the state of school finance, the upcoming property tax relief vote, and the interest indicated in national reports for accelerating school improvement. The eight proposals specifically presented provide for (1) a state-required curriculum, (2) testing of basic skills for all students in the third, sixth, and tenth grades, (3) a state-level eighth-grade examination for all students, (4) increased math and science requirements, (5) development of school profiles, (6) a state honors diploma, (7) state board of education authority over the teacher and administrator evaluation process, and (8) effective use of school time. Other areas mentioned as having priority during the school year are technology, development of public/private partnerships, vocational education, and community colleges. The address concludes with a call to raise expectations for students and educators and to promote educational excellence. (BJD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers: Oregon; Oregon State Department of Education