Children of rural and minority Oregonians suffer, study says

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Rural Oregon children face challenges at school and in life because their parents are largely consigned to low- and medium-low-wage occupations. A white child born in the Portland metro area is likely to be blessed with a college-educated parent and a high family income. Oregon schools need to improve if rural and minority students are to have strong odds of completing college and reaching the middle class, a new study says. (Benjamin Brink / The Oregonian / 2010) Oregon parents fall into two camps: White or Asian parents in the Portland metro area, who are overwhelmingly well-educated and well-off, […]