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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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It's precisely class size and the time in seats that I'm concerned about with my son. He's in honor courses, and his teacher told me his humanities class with 28 other kids is the smallest in the school.
The school day and the year are too short. There's simply no substitute for time-on-task, and student contact hours. I do not think that the school system is the only answer to the mediocrity I see in our students (going to my son's friends' homes and seeing no books, no musical instruments, but plenty of Wii scares me too), but it's the most important part a state can control.
--Leroi Military spending is rather large in the US. On the one hand, all my grad degrees were funded at least in part by DoD, and you have to admit we "won" the cold war by spending more than USSR could. I have to say, tho, I don't know how much OR spends on its Guard, and of that money spent, how much stays local.
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