oregon
Public Education
Track coach says he was fired over his concerns about transgender athletes

The track and field coach at an Oregon high school alleges he was fired after he sent letters expressing concern about biological males competing against girls. John Parks, who was… Read More

June 20, 2024
Public Education
Portland teachers’ union pushes kindergarten curriculum demonizing ‘Zionist bullies’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The teachers union in Portland, Oregon, has reportedly sparked controversy with a curriculum that portrays Jewish people In Israel as engaged in “settler colonialism” and… Read More

June 7, 2024
Public Education
Portland teachers’ union faces firestorm from Jewish community for promoting pro-Palestinian instruction

The Portland teachers’ union has released a social justice guidebook encouraging educators to promote pro-Palestinian sentiments in their classrooms.   The guidebook claims Portland Public School leadership… Read More

June 6, 2024
Culture
‘Deeply regressive’: Biological male dominates girls’ track and field at Oregon championship

A transgender high school runner won a girls’ state title in Oregon Saturday, generating boos from many in the crowd who felt it was unfair for the male to be… Read More

May 21, 2024
Public Education
Oregon sex ed workshop: Teachers should ‘center fat bodies’

(The Center Square) – A taxpayer-funded workshop for Oregon sex education teachers instructed teachers to embrace fat positivity, explained the “racist origins of fatphobia” and what it means to have “thin… Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
Oregon middle school lesson plan asks students to compare Trump with Hitler

A school district in Oregon, already under fire for violence previously reported on by The Lion, is again on the defensive after asking middle school students… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Parents file $100M unfair labor practice complaint vs. Portland teachers’ union over 2023 strike

Parents have filed an unfair labor complaint against the Portland teachers’ union, claiming its strike last November was illegal and necessitates restitution for the harmed families. The… Read More

April 26, 2024
Legislation
Oregon counties receiving $47.7 million from USDA to fund schools, roads

(The Center Square) – The part of the federal government which handles forestry, inside the part of the government that handles agriculture is funding local efforts in Oregon that are… Read More

April 24, 2024
Culture
‘Encouraged and celebrated cheating’: Biological male takes 2nd in girls’ track events

A biological male in Oregon placed second in the girls’ 200-meter and 400-meter race at the Sherwood Need for Speed Invitational. Aayden Gallegher, a 10th grader at McDaniel High School,… Read More

April 16, 2024
Public Education
‘Wrong by $50 or $100 million’: Former Portland teachers’ union bargaining chief condemns November strike in scathing letter

The former bargaining chief of the Portland teachers’ union released a scathing letter chastising the union president and questioning the union’s bargaining tactics after November’s lengthy strike. Steve Lancaster, who… Read More

February 14, 2024
Public Education
Legal group: Oregon school district is violating mother’s First Amendment rights

(The Center Square) – On Monday, the Liberty Justice Center sent a demand letter to a school district on an Oregon mother’s behalf. The mother alleges that her… Read More

January 30, 2024
Culture
Oregon county disbands ‘unnecessary’ DEI office that ‘foments friction’

An Oregon county commission has voted to disband its DEI office, which had a budget near $1 million. Despite containing portions of Portland, Oregon – one of the most liberal… Read More

January 29, 2024
Public Education
Portland superintendent resigns after approving massive teachers’ union contract

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero resigned in December after a month-long teacher strike that drew nationwide attention. “I am immensely proud of my team’s contribution to our school district’s… Read More

January 11, 2024
Public Education
Teachers and students skip class during Oregon school district’s strike makeup week

Christmas break started late for one Oregon school district last week, the consequence of an almost month-long teachers strike. But many students and teachers skipped class anyway. Portland Public Schools… Read More

December 26, 2023
Public Education
Oregon parents try to oust superintendent over school violence in ‘restorative justice’ fail

Parents outraged by a rising tide of violence in an Oregon school district are calling on the  superintendent to resign. Over the past several months, the Tigard-Tualatin School District (TTSD)… Read More

December 20, 2023
Public Education
Republican lawmakers pledge to ban harmful teacher strikes in Oregon after weeks of closed classrooms

Three Republican lawmakers have promised to legislation preventing teachers from walking off the job after nearly 50,000 students were shut out of Portland, Oregon schools for most of November. Oregon… Read More

November 29, 2023
Public Education
Portland high school teacher threatened to withhold student recommendations over union support before tentative deal struck 

A Portland, Oregon high school teacher planned to deny students recommendations unless they joined the picket lines in the teachers’ strike which kept 50,000 students out of class for three weeks. … Read More

November 27, 2023
Public Education
Teachers conference lecture declares math a ‘tool of oppression’

(The Daily Signal) – Math can oppress students of color due to the inequitable system it was developed under, according to a slide presentation at the University of Oregon’s 2023… Read More

November 21, 2023
Public Education
Oregon trains teachers to promote ‘equitable math,’ dismantle ‘systemic inequities’ in the classroom

(The Daily Signal) – The Oregon Department of Education is instructing teachers on the keys to dismantling “systemic inequities” in the math classroom. High school math teachers should “support equitable… Read More

November 10, 2023
Public Education
Nearly 50,000 students forced to stay home while Portland teachers strike for 20% pay hike

Portland teachers walked the picket lines forcing school closures Wednesday, leaving thousands of families of students scrambling for arrangements. Portland Public Schools closed the doors of 81 schools this week… Read More

November 3, 2023