Fund Our Future

 

Oregon's School Funding Crisis

Decades of disinvestment in education has resulted in unacceptable learning conditions for Oregon students.  Our state has fallen short of adequately funding schools for the last 30 years.  However, 2019 offers the best opportunity in years to finally make significant increases to school funding, with a pro-public education governor and a supermajority in the legislature.  Oregon’s public schools need billions of dollars in additional funding to fully meet the needs of students, and we can make it happen.

Join us on May 8th!

We will have local actions at several sites in Portland starting at 8:30 am (more details coming). All will converge at Waterfront Park at 11 am for the rally and March. Thousands of educators, families, and students will be there, from across the metro region and beyond. Bring signs, instruments, and energy, and wear RED!

Educators are standing up because our students can’t wait any longer for:

  • reasonable class sizes
  • restored programs
  • equitable opportunities to succeed
  • safe schools
  • enough counselors, school psychologists, nurses, social workers and specialists to thrive, not just survive

 

How to Get Involved

Wear “Red For Ed” with us on Wednesdays to show that our community is standing up and ready for game-changing investments in Oregon’s schools.  Post photos on social media and use the hashtags #RedForEd, #Red4EdOregon, #orpol, #orleg, #StudentsDeserveBetter, #FundOurFuture.

Connect with our community coalition, Invest In Oregon.  The Invest in Oregon is working to promote investment in Oregon schools and services. Whether it’s participating in a lobby day, speaking out at a town hall, or sharing your personal story — your voice matters. Sign up for an event near you to help invest in Oregon’s future.

Contact your legislators to let them know how stable and sustainable school funding would impact you, your work, your children and your community.

Join us on May 8th!

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Nation-Wide Momentum to Fund Public Schools

Red For Ed is a movement that is sweeping across the country, with educators coming together in West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Kentucky and Arizona to achieve increased school funding and improved resources for students.

Momentum is building. On February 18th, 2019, almost 5,000 Oregon educators and public school families made history marching on the state Capitol to call on lawmakers to fully fund education. Around the state, school boards are passing resolutions in support of fully funding education and community members are chiming in.  On March 13th, 2019, educators and community members hung banners and held signs during rush hour on over 50 freeway overpasses from Eugene to Portland.