District 24 schools are some of the most diverse in the state, and our young people are overcoming incredible odds to succeed. We have high rates of poverty, food insecurity, and homelessness. Many students come from immigrant and refugee families and need extra help to catch up to their peers. Our schools require adequate funding and support, and the fact that we spend more on incarceration than education should outrage every Oregonian. The most recent state budget came $200 million short of meeting our educational needs. It’s time to reverse this trend and invest in our children, not in prisons.
More details coming soon.