From the Organizers:
Schools across Oregon need dedicated and adequate funding now. Our students deserve better than this:
1. 6 more students per classroom than the national average.
2. 1 year less of instructional time than the national average when you count hours in grades 1-12.
3. a below-average graduation rate of 73.8%
Education funding will be one of the Oregon legislature’s top priorities this spring. Just this week, the Joint Committee for Student Success released a detailed report of their policy recommendations which come with a $3.5 billion price tag. While there is a Democratic super-majority in our legislature, the major revenue reform required to secure the funding our education system needs will not be a slam-dunk. Uniting the voices of families who support public education will be essential in the push for transformative change.