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November 15th, 2007

OPB wants to hear from you, Oregon parents.



My name is Scott Silver and I work for Oregon Public Broadcasting. I’m trying to get ahold of Wacky Mommy. (Ed. to say: Isn’t everyone? WM)

Right now, OPB is doing research into how parents choose which school to send their children to. We’re passing around an email, directing parents (and teachers) to our online question form.

I saw your blog mentioned in Beth Slovic’s story in the Willamette Week, and I thought your readers might be interested in sharing some of their experiences with us. We’re going to use the responses to help guide a few stories in the near future, and also for ongoing education coverage.

We’re trying to with as many parents as possible, and I was wondering if this was something you could help us out with. Would it be possible to send a link out to your email list, or post a link on your blog? (Ed. to say: Sure thing, babe. Now send me some chocolate. WM)

I’ve pasted an introduction to our project below. Please let me know if this is something you would like to help us out with, or if you’ve got any questions.


Scott Silver
Oregon Public Broadcasting
OPB/Public Insight


Oregon Public Broadcasting is looking into neighborhood schools and transfer policies in Oregon’s schools – and we want to hear from parents and teachers and students. (Click here for details.)

What is the state of your neighborhood school?

If you’re a parent or a student, is your neighborhood school meeting your needs? Have you transferred or considered transferring?

If you’re a teacher or administrator, have you seen changes in your school or classroom as a result of transfers?

Tell us about your experience by checking out our online question form.

We treat everyone who responds as a confidential news sources. No personal information or responses will end up on the air or on the Web without your direct permission. And we never share your information outside of the newsroom, which means no marketing or requests for donations as a result of signing up.

Your answers will help guide our coverage of several upcoming mental health issues. (Ed. to say: I think he means school issues. Although the two do seem to go hand-in-hand. WM) As well, people who fill out our survey form become a part of the Public Insight Network. The Public Insight Network is a group of people throughout the state who share their knowledge and experience to help make OPB’s news coverage stronger.

You can contact me with any questions you may have, and please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested in participating.

Thanks for your help,

Scott Silver
OPB/Public Insight

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