Post-secondary Education Study Update 2016
In 2013, League of Women Voters of Oregon members voted at convention to study and update their state position on higher education. The scope of the study was to include review of our Public Post-secondary Education position, examining the role of the state and its public educational institutions in meeting the goals and challenges of post-secondary education in the 21st century. Downloadable study files at the links below.
Public Post-Secondary Education in Oregon: A Time of Change Study Update (PDF, 54 pages)
Executive Summary (PDF, 4 pages)
Consensus Questions for Local Leagues (PDF 7 pages)
Links to Recent Articles Related to the Study (PDF 1 page)
Join us in the next steps
Prioritizing the Needs of Higher Education in Oregon: the State’s Role in Changing Times
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
This event is free and open to the public.
Topics: The 40-40-20 goal for education; State funding for education; Supporting institutions of higher education; Diversity and equity in higher education; The future of public higher education
Discussing these issues will be:
Ben Cannon Executive Director, State of Oregon, Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Lisa Avery President, Sylvania Campus, Portland Community College
Sona Andrews Provost and Vice president for Academic Affairs, Portland State University
Lew Frederick Senator, Oregon State Senate District 22
A video recording of the meeting will be available subsequently on Metro East Community Media channels and on demand at here.
The Portland City Council voted yesterday to pass Open & Accountable Elections! If you’ve been following this closely, you know what a profoundly important victory this is.
Open & Accountable Elections will open up Portland city elections for broader and more accountable representation in city government. The program empowers candidates to run for office without taking big campaign contributions, instead fueling their campaigns with small-dollar contributions from local city residents, matched 6-to-1 with designated public funds. In a city where only 7 women, 2 people of color, and 2 people from the outer east side have ever been elected to city office, and at a time when big special interest money is strangling our democracy – this is groundbreaking reform!