Forum Will Address Crisis in School Funding
Oregon schools suffer from chronic underfunding, and it will take engaged citizens to turn things around, contend the organizers of Great Schools, Great Communities. This community forum, open to everyone, is coming to Umpqua Valley on March 10, 2016.
“For too long our children have suffered the consequences of Oregon’s inability to adequately fund our public schools,” said Robin Wisdom, treasurer of the LWV of Umpqua Valley and one of the organizers of the event. “Great Schools, Great Communities is a call to make Oregon a place where all children receive the quality education they deserve.”
Great Schools, Great Communities is a joint effort by the League of Women Voters of Oregon (www.lwvor.org) and the Oregon Center for Public Policy (www.ocpp.org) to engage communities across the state on the subject of school funding. The event provides an overview of the current state of Oregon schools and how we got here, while offering a platform for discussing ideas of how to solve to the funding problem.
“We know that for our kids to have the schools they need to succeed, Oregonians must demand change,” said Robin Wisdom. “So attend the forum and share your ideas on how to move forward.”
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
Seating is limited. The deadline to reserve is Tuesday, March 8. Contact Jenny Carloni to reserve your spot at   . Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Robin Wisdom, , rwisdom [@] jeffnet.org.