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February 26, 2020

Kudos for Standing Up to ODE

The Sweet Home School District and Supt. Tom Yahraes deserve the highest of praise for standing up for the girls in Sweet Home High School’s forestry program.

They are fighting for the right of girls to compete in forestry events that are fair, in spite of an apparent effort by the Oregon Department of Education to undermine a program that’s successfully provided young women with the opportunity to develop their physical skills in traditional logging practices.

The ODE’s decision is nothing more than discrimination against girls, even though that is oste...

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