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100 Percent Phony: The “65 percent solution” is a political gimmick

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October 31, 2006By Michael Leachman Download PDF

Executive Summary

The “65 percent solution” is a political gimmick that will do nothing to improve student performance in Oregon

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Initiative petition 24 (“IP 24”) for the 2008 General Election, requires that Oregon school districts spend at least 65 percent of their operational expenditures on those costs that proponents have decided are most important to student learning. Pundit George Will dubbed a nearly identical formula the “65 percent solution,” but the formula is a solution for nothing. Despite its proponents’ assertions, the measure is merely a political ruse with no value for improving student outcomes.

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