As Representative Larry Galizio pointed out over the weekend, the Speaker's school funding plan "essentially mandates continued disinvestment in Oregon's schools."
Now, the AFL-CIO is jumping into the fray:
House Speaker Karen Minnis says that she wants "stable funding" for schools. Yet the plan she has put forth will lower dollars in the classroom for years to come.
School funding advocates, including AFT-Oregon, the Oregon Education Association and Stand for Children, have criticized the Minnis plan as inadequate to keep schools open on a full-time schedule without squeezing more children into already overcrowded classrooms.
A vote looks imminent this week. Take action over at the Oregon AFL-CIO website.