This Monday, youâ€™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
Oregon has the third largest class sizes in the country, and one of the shortest school years.on education. Itâ€™s your chance to make your voice heard about the need to put more money into our classrooms Â by reining in out of control tax breaks and using tax dollars Â efficiently. Visit this linkÂ to let us know youâ€™ll be there:http://ouroregon.org/townhallÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â 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 Boardâ€”get your question in now by submitting them toÂ the PPS Facebook page. Here are some facts to help you put your questions together: Â
- 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.