In the news: PPS sells “surplus” copy paper, toilet paper

Beth Slovic report in today’s Willamette Week that Portland Public Schools last week sold “surplus” copy paper and toilet paper, among other items, for less than market value. Portland teachers spend an average of $600 a year out of their own pockets for classroom supplies, according to their union. They are currently fighting for a contract that doesn’t roll back their pay to pre-2007 levels, even as they deal with an increased workload.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.