Measure 98: High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act
Measure 98 (formerly IP 65), the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act, would require the Oregon Legislature to allocate about $800 per Oregon high school student to a new “High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Fund.” School districts would apply for funding from it for specific types of programs with the goal of improving overall student success. Future allocations to the HS Fund would be adjusted for inflation and student population.
Your committee is unanimous in its assessment that the current state of education in Oregon threatens the state’s future and economy. However, the committee split equally (five in favor and five against) as to whether Measure 98 is a good way to implement improvements. Such a split has never happened on a Club research report, at least not in recent history. Without the usual majority and minority, we present arguments and analysis from each side so that members can make an informed decision about whether City Club should support or oppose Measure 98.