After a statewide school tour, student success committee begins work on large education package

The Joint Committee on Student Success met Thursday morning to discuss its statewide tour of schools and propose education policy. (Aubrey Wieber/Salem Reporter)

After traveling thousands of miles and visiting dozens of schools, one thing was clear to all members of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success.

Today’s schools, and their problems, do not resemble the ones that legislators learned in.

Some students today show up at school hungry. Some come without a winter coat or clean clothes. Some don’t have a home.

That was the impression left on 14 legislators who visited 49 sites, which included high schools, middle schools, more at

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