Here’s a telling line from a recent Oregonian article about the K-12 schools budget being debated right now in Salem: “House Republican Leader Kevin Cameron, R-Salem, said his caucus is happy with the K-12 budget.”
The currently proposed K-12 budget will lead to school closures, larger class sizes, fewer school days, and teacher layoffs. How can Cameron and his fellow Republicans be “happy” with a budget that drastically shortchanges our kids’ education?
In case they missed it, we’ve copied below a list of recent news clips about the devastating impact this budget will have on K-12 schools–including five scheduled to close in Cameron’s own town.
What can you do? Speak out by contacting your legislators and telling them to dig deeper into the Education Stability Fund to protect students now. For every $100 million more spent on the K-12 budget, it’s the equivalent of protecting nearly 1,100 teaching jobs or a week of school for every elementary school student.