Resources for Allies

A Manufactured Crisis

Portland Public Schools district leaders failed to invest in Portland's schools, and in direct student support at a time when student academic, social, and mental health needs are high, post-pandemic. This report examines budget decisions PPS district leaders made even after being warned by oversight bodies that reduced funding dedicated to instruction and cut licensed staff that work directly with students, including teachers and counselors.

Read Our Report

Resources for Allies

Here are some additional resources for allies like you to help our community have an even stronger voice to create the safe, stable, and equitable schools Portland students need to thrive and to inspire them to pursue their dreams. 

Read Our Counterproposals--Typically, PPS post proposals from both parties on their website. Unfortunately, PPS forgot to post the most recent proposals to their website. We are posting our and PPS' proposals here.

Read and share our most recent bargaining proposals--

District Mediation Bargaining Proposal Package, September 7, 2023

Recent PAT/PPS Correspondence Regarding Bargaining

Join Our Movement:

Together with our community, we will be fighting for great public schools in Portland in our upcoming contract negotiations.

Use this form to sign our petition and receive updates and ways you can join this movement!

Sign Our Petition!


Ensuring Great Public Schools For All

This flier shares where we're at in our bargaining timeline and how we're advocating for what our community and educators know is best for Portland schools.

The Oregon Department of Education posted inaccurate information on its website about PPS’ budget. They have now updated the data, and as soon as we analyze them, we will provide updated fliers. Thank you for your patience!

This flier addresses the fact that PPS has the money, but refuses to spend it failing to keep up with the rest of Oregon.

This flier addresses the fact that PPS' investment in direct classroom support is far lower than the surrounding communities.

Compare the actual offer from PPS and how it fails to invest in Portland schools.