Years of recession-related cuts and decades of disinvestment have taken their toll on Oregon’s schools. Instead of making public education a priority, our state has some of the largest classes, shortest school years, and lowest graduation rates in the country.
In 2018, our coalition helped to defeat a constitutional amendment that would have increased political gridlock, putting funding for schools, healthcare, and essential services in jeopardy. But there is still work to be done.
Our tax system is not fair, leaving working families to pick up the tab for Oregon’s schools and services while out-of-state corporations pay some of the lowest taxes in the nation. This legislative session, we are urging lawmakers to invest in Oregon by raising revenue for public schools.