Oregon public schools have been in a funding crisis for decades. This year, with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, this crisis has hit its peak. Current proposed cuts to education will result in larger class sizes, fewer librarians and counselors, and further cuts to Art, Music, and PE.
How will the cuts impact your school and your students? Please come and tell your story.
Death by a Thousand Cuts: Education Town Hall
Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm
Sunnyside Community Center, 3520 SE Yamhill Street, Portland OR 97214
Lets make sure our lawmakers hear loud and clear the devastating impact that an inadequate budget will have on our already-stressed education system. RSVP here, and please share with anyone who is impacted by the cuts to education funding.
The event will begin with short panel, followed by community testimony. Legislators have been invited to listen to their constituents' concerns and questions.
Kathleen Jeskey--ESL Teacher and Vice President elect Canby Education Association
Juan Carlos Ordonez--Oregon Center for Public Policy
Jared Mason-Gere--Oregon Education Association
Representative Diego Hernandez--Oregon House District 47
Public education is a civil right for every child. The citizens of Oregon demand legislators create a stable and adequate funding source for public education. The time is now!