Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.015 - Educational goals.

(1) The Legislative Assembly believes that education is a major civilizing influence on the development of a humane, responsible and informed citizenry, able to adjust to and grow in a rapidly changing world. Students must be encouraged to learn of their heritage and their place in the global society. The Legislative Assembly concludes that these goals are not inconsistent with the goals to be implemented under this chapter.

(2) The Legislative Assembly believes that the goals of kindergarten through grade 12 education are:

(a) To equip students with the academic and career skills and information necessary to pursue the future of their choice through a program of rigorous academic preparation and career readiness;

(b) To provide an environment that motivates students to pursue serious scholarship and to have experience in applying knowledge and skills and demonstrating achievement;

(c) To provide students with the skills necessary to pursue learning throughout their lives in an ever-changing world; and

(d) To prepare students for successful transitions to the next phase of their educational development. [Formerly 326.710; 1995 c.660 §3; 2007 c.858 §2]

Note: The amendments to 329.015 by section 2, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.015. (1) The Legislative Assembly believes that education is a major civilizing influence on the development of a humane, responsible and informed citizenry, able to adjust to and grow in a rapidly changing world. Students must be encouraged to learn of their heritage and their place in the global society. The Legislative Assembly concludes that these goals are not inconsistent with the goals to be implemented under this chapter.

(2) The Legislative Assembly believes that the goals of kindergarten through grade 12 education are:

(a) To demand academic excellence through a rigorous academic program that equips students with the information and skills necessary to pursue the future of their choice;

(b) To provide an environment that motivates students to pursue serious scholarship and to have experience in applying knowledge and skills and demonstrating achievement; and

(c) To provide students with lifelong academic skills that will prepare them for the ever-changing world.

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