Your chance to speak out – Gov. Kitzhaber in Portland Monday Town Hall March 18th

March 15, 2013 No Comments »
Your chance to speak out – Gov. Kitzhaber in Portland Monday Town Hall March 18th

This Monday, you’ve got an opportunity to speak out and make a difference for school funding.

Gov. Kitzhaber will be in Portland on Monday evening for a town hall

ImageProxyOregon has the third largest class sizes in the country, and one of the shortest school years.on education. It’s your chance to make your voice heard about the need to put more money into our classrooms  by reining in out of control tax breaks and using tax dollars   efficiently. Visit this link to let us know you’ll be there:http://ouroregon.org/townhall                       

 Kitzhaber Town Hall on Education Monday, March 18 6-7:30pm, Madison High School 2735 NE 82nd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97220 The questions for the town hall are being moderated by the Portland School Board—get your question in now by submitting them to the PPS Facebook page. Here are some facts to help you put your questions together:  

  • Over the next two years, Oregon is expected to give away more than $36 billion in tax breaks.
  • Since 2009, the amount of money Oregon gives away in tax breaks has grown by 29%, even while budgets for schools and critical services have been cut.
  • Oregon is now tied for the lowest business taxes in the nation.
  • Funding for K-12 schools is $3 billion below what experts believe we need in order to provide a quality education for every Oregon kid.

 

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