Oregon education performs poorly, requires state to do better


December 27, 2017

Oregon’s high school graduation rates were an embarrassingly low 75 percent in 2015-16.

Sadly, Oregon is almost 10 percent below the national average and has ranked among the worst five states in the nation for five years in a row. This is unacceptable. We are failing our children and grandchildren.

Which students are being harmed the most? Graduation rates were most alarming for students with disabilities (55.5 percent), economically disadvantaged (68.1 percent), current English learners (52.9 percent), American Indian/Alaska Native (56.4 percent), African American/Black (66.1 percent),...

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