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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Mascots? Cut the baloney…

Written August 15th, 2013 by

Whether Governor Kitzhaber vetoes the Indian mascot bill or not — he has until Aug. 19 to decide — the affected schools might consider cutting through all the baloney on this issue on their own. To refresh your memory, the state Board of Education decided that schools with Indian names and mascots had to ditch […]


Veto mascot bill? Go ahead!

Written August 6th, 2013 by

Governor Kitzhaber says he wants to veto Senate Bill 215, and he should. It’s a terrible bill, even though the sponsors meant well. This has to do with Indian names and mascotsĀ at some Oregon schools. The state Board of Education decided in 2012 to ban the use of Indian mascots and imagery. It threatened to […]


 
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