Rep. Mike Nearman focuses on education reform | The Oregon Catalyst

(Salem, OR) — Rep. Mike Nearman announced his bills for the 2016 Legislative Session; noting that preserving current education reform, and pioneering new reforms to help improve education are critical. Legislators are allowed two priority bills in the upcoming February legislative session.

Rep. Nearman’s first bill lifts two sunsets on major bipartisan education reforms that were passed in previous sessions. “In 2011, a bipartisan coalition decided that it was bad policy to trap children in failing schools. That year the legislature decided to make progress a priority in education with common sense reform legislation. Protecting progress in education in crucially important for students, teachers, and parents. We’ve made progress in helping kids get a better education. We shouldn’t revert back to outdated education law by allowing these laws to sunset and set back progress...” READ MORE