Public schools -- Oregon, Elementary schools -- Oregon, Educational equalization -- Oregon, Education -- Oregon -- Finance
Looks at the history of public education in Oregon, the functions it is presumed to fulfill, and public expectations. Examines the social and demographic factors affecting the makeup of public schools, and continued struggles over financing and mounting costs. Argues that schools and school administrations must work in partnership with the public to create schools that will be supported and successful.
Edmundson, Phyllis, "Care package : Are we committed to public education?" (2004 Metroscape, Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University)
Originally appeared in the Summer 2004 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.