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'Adamantly opposed' to Measure 97

State policymakers have said that Oregon is on the cutting edge. I’m a longtime Oregonian. Over the past 20 years I’ve watched our state become on the cutting edge of many failed policies. These policies have been more expensive to taxpayers. Throwing more tax dollars at schools in Oregon via Measure 97 is like trying to plant a garden in cement.

Quality academics require a good foundation for successful teaching and learning. We taxpayers are foolish if we allow the state to shovel more money into the same failed policies and programs. There is plenty of evidence that Oregon is one of the lowest in the nation for good quality K-12 education.

I’m adamantly opposed to Measure 97 which promises to give us more of the same failures at a higher cost.

Deborah Knapp