Oregon Senate Bill 744 was recently and quietly signed into law by governor Kate Brown. It states that students “may not be required to show proficiency in Essential Learning Skills as a condition of receiving a high school diploma” in the next three school years.

It would seem to follow that, for the next three years at least, requiring Oregon students to learn basic skills is illegal. How this will be enforced was not directly addressed.

The Oregonian also reported that her office did not announce the signing and no alerts about the bill were sent to those signed up to receive them.