Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.035 - Findings; objectives.

The Legislative Assembly declares that:

(1) The State of Oregon believes that all students can learn and should be held to rigorous academic content standards and expected to succeed.

(2) Access to a quality education must be provided for all of Oregonís youth regardless of linguistic background, culture, race, gender, capability or geographic location.

(3) A restructured educational system is necessary to achieve the stateís goals of the best educated citizens in the nation and the world.

(4) The specific objectives of this chapter and ORS 329.905 to 329.975 are:

(a) To achieve the highest standards of academic content and performance;

(b) In addition to a diploma, to establish the Certificates of Initial Mastery and Advanced Mastery as evidence of new high academic standards of performance for all students;

(c) To establish alternative learning environments and services for students who experience difficulties in achieving state or local academic standards;

(d) To establish early childhood programs and academic professional technical programs as part of a comprehensive educational system; and

(e) To establish partnerships among business, labor and the educational community in the development of standards for academic professional technical endorsements and provide work-related learning experiences necessary to achieve those standards.

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