Monday, October 6, 2014

Higher ed endowment: Yes

Register Guard
October 4th, 2014

When state Treasurer Ted Wheeler first began talking about selling bonds to fund an endowment to help students pay the cost of college and career training, he was looking 30 years into the future, when Oregon could have a $6 billion asset that would generate hundreds of millions of dollars for scholarships. Measure 86 on the Nov. 4 ballot would create the legal framework for that vision, but nothing else — any financial commitment would be up to the Legislature. A vote for Measure 86, however, would signal to lawmakers that Oregonians support higher education, value long-term thinking and would rather invest than spend.

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