Oregon Authorization to Use Education Fund Principal, Ballot Measure 13 (2002)
Authorizes Using Education Fund Principal In Specified Circumstances; Transfers $220 Million To School Fund
This measure failed at the May 2002 Primary Election.
 Supporters of the measure argue that the money is needed to make up for the recession being experienced and that the lack of funding would mean fewer teachers and larger classrooms, which are not as ideal for students. Supporters believed the measure would "ensure" stablity in Oregon education.
Some of those who publicly supported Measure 13 are:
- State Representative Max Williams-Tigard
- State Representative Vic Backlund-Keizer
- State Representative Tim Knopp-Bend
- House Majority Leader Karen Minnis
- Randall Edwards, State Treasurer
 Some opponents in the school system arugue that it would be a short-term fix for a bigger problem, because it doesn't prevent future budget cuts to public education. Others believed that the measure violated majority rule, which says that a proposal such as this requires a super-majority of the Legislature to authorize spending money for education during a recession.
Some of the opponents include:
- Oregon School Boards Association
- Oregon Center for Public Policy
- John A. Kitzhaber, Governor