As campaign promises often are, Gov. Kate Brown’s seven-point education strategy is long on aspiration and short on specifics.
Brown doesn’t say how she would fund the teacher hiring spree that would be required by her proposal to reduce class sizes in grades K-3 across the state. She doesn’t mention how much her promise to expand free preschool for 10,000 more kids in the next biennium would cost. And she doesn’t show how her disjointed proposals link together to create a compelling vision on par with the comprehensive plan – though similarly lacking price tags – unveiled in June by her opponent, Republican Knute Buehler.