From, the 6/29/16 Oregonian (here):
A corporate tax measure on the November ballot could raise $3.4 billion a year and add more than 20,000 jobs to Oregon's economy in the next decade, according to a report released Wednesday by economists at Portland State University.
But the university's Northwest Economic Research Center found all of the job growth fueled by the measure, known as Initiative Petition 28, would come from expanded spending in the public sector: 33,600 additional government jobs by 2027.
During the same time period, the state could add 13,500 fewer private sector jobs than it would have without the corporate tax, according to the report.
Many of the 33,600 additional government jobs will be teachers. And, while Portland needs and cannot find more teachers of color and more bilingual teachers (here), most of the additional teachers hired will be monolingual, White teachers. This will not improve education in Portland. And, by giving monolingual, White teachers seniority, it will make creating a more diverse and bilingual educational workforce more difficult in the years ahead.
(2) The report does not itemize the employment impact by race. Further analysis should. I would guess that there would be more persons of color in the 13,500 private sector jobs lost than in the 33,600 government (including teachers) jobs added.
In my view, Oregon needs to create a training and credentialing system that produces sufficient bilingual teachers and teachers of color before its funds the hiring of additional monolingual, White teachers.