Gov. John Kitzhaber’s efforts to remake Oregon public education in his own image took another twist Monday. The leader of higher education in Oregon resigned. The sudden retirement of Chancellor of Higher Education George Pernsteiner paves the way for Kitzhaber to keep pushing for a new state bureaucracy, the proposed Department of Post-Secondary Education. The department might be a good idea. Pernsteiner thinks so. “We’re in a changing landscape,” he told the Statesman Journal on Monday in discussing his departure. Pernsteiner ably led the Oregon University System during a time of growth and adaptation. A record number of students graduated …
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