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Expanding pre-K education for disadvantaged children isn’t just a social issue for business leaders — it’s a smart economic investment.
By Robin Doussard
Ken Thrasher is a sharp businessman who has a surefire way to save the state money, create a better workforce and get a great return on an investment.
Give disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds a chance.
Source: Oregon Department of Education
Oregon Department of Education estimates the cost would be $40 million over the first two years. To continue the program would cost $27 million per year. Ready for School’s Thrasher says that funding options are being analyzed and no proposal has been
“It comes down to cost-effectiveness and future savings,” says Adarkar. “We have a group of core business leaders who are adamant that pre-K has to be part of the discussion on education. It’s a growing choir.”
The choir reaches beyond Oregon. A national poll earlier this year of 205 senior executives at Fortune 1,000 companies found that American business leaders over-whelmingly backed public funding for pre-K for all children to keep the U.S. economy globally competitive.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
“What we’ve seen traditionally over the past few decades is a reduction of short line railroads. This is a rare opportunity to see a line being opened.”
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER
The world's second-largest wind energy project yields costs and benefits for a sheep-farming family in Eastern Oregon.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
What's it like working with your sister and how do you compete in Portland's crowded artisan ice cream space?
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
As we worked on the October cover, it became evident that Nick Symmonds is a hard man to catch — even when he’s not hotfooting it around a track.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
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