Teachers gave testimony:
“I am here because I am frustrated by not one, not two, not three, but four consecutive years of layoffs and cutbacks,” said Doug Bridge, a fifth-grade teacher from North Clackamas School District.
Students did too:
“In my district we are looking at cutting 10 days,” said Tessa Keuhler of Oregon City High School. “Ten less days in kindergarten through 12th grade is 130 days lost, 130 days at a disadvantage. That would be almost one full school year less education than the rest of the nation.”