Bud Pierce Calls for Education Reform After Oregon SAT Scores Drop

Salem, OR (September 28, 2016) – Gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce is calling for education reform after a report published Wednesday showed Oregon student’s SAT scores are dropping.

The report shows that Oregon students are not performing as well in the math and reading sections as they have in the past.

 “Our children and families deserve serious efforts at reform if we are to improve our educational outcomes. Serious reform can only happen if we have a candidate come in from outside the political system who can make tough choices without worrying about political favors or their next re-election campaign. Kate Brown has had 25 years to improve our educational system, and has been unable to do so. It’s time for change and fresh leadership in Oregon to shake up the status quo,” said Pierce.

While only one-third of students took the test, Pierce says it is still alarming for the scores in these key areas to drop year-to year among Oregon students.

Pierce’s education proposals include investing in vocational education, adding school days, keeping higher education affordable, and investing in early childhood education programs.

Here’s a link to the article: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/09/oregon_sat_scores_show_weaker.html#incart_river_home