Readers respond: Shortchanging kids’ education


In the previous yr, Oregon has made some attention-grabbing selections in regards to the education of the state’s youngsters. The Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown determined children don’t have to show proficiency in math, studying and writing after 13 years at school (“Gov. Kate Brown signed a law to allow Oregon students to graduate without proving they can write or do math. She doesn’t want to talk about it,” Aug. 6) Now the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission has give you the concept that substitute academics in public colleges don’t want a school diploma (“Oregon temporarily drops college degree requirement for substitute teachers to alleviate shortage,” Oct. 9). So now we’ve a system the place unqualified instructors can babysit children who aren’t required to be taught from licensed academics who aren’t there. What’s fallacious with this image?

Matt Janes, Astoria