Many problems at Oregon Department of Education

January 11, 2019 | Oregon Public Broadcasting

State auditors released a blistering review of Oregon’s education department and its largest school district Wednesday, recommending that legislators take a hard look at how administrators spend existing money as they consider significant new educational investments sought by Gov. Kate Brown.

Auditors working for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson found that the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Legislature didn’t do enough to ensure wise spending by school districts.

And they say Portland Public Schools has systematically failed students of color and students from poorer homes, despite spending more per pupil than similar districts in Oregon.

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