Legislation introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives early in 2019 proposed the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for increasing the number of children with savings for postsecondary education. The proposed Oregon Bright Futures Task Force would be obligated to submit its recommendations by January 2020. This document presents remarks prepared by Michael Sherraden and Margaret Clancy. Presented by Sherraden in testimony before the House Committee on Education on March 13, 2019, the remarks identify key design elements of Child Development Account policies and note experiences gained from research and as well as other policy engagements.
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Sherraden, M., & Clancy, M. M. (2019, March). A bill to create the Bright Futures Plan Task Force: Testimony on H.B. 2389 before the House Education Committee, Oregon State Legislature (CSD Testimony No. 19-09). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.