I have been in Oregon a little less than four years now and I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the following sentence:
“Oregon has one of the shortest school years in the nation.”
I wanted to know how true this statement was, so I did a little digging of my own.
I decided to compare the length of Oregon’s school year to that of some of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. When I did the math, I was surprised by what I found. Before I get into my findings, let me start with a few assumptions: