The local associations of the Oregon Education Association from across the Portland Metro region have worked together to create an upcoming event called the “Quality Education Festival.” The purpose of the Festival is to highlight the impact that diminished programs have on the students in Oregon schools. The lack of services means that today’s students are in huge classes, often don’t have real access to guidance counselors, and often don’t have the opportunity to experience physical education, art, music, a library with an actual librarian, etc.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We all know that the reason for the erosion of a full education is because of Oregon’s broken system of funding public education. The Quality Education Festival will be held on October 19th from 12 o’clock until 3 o’clock. The entire Portland Metro community is invited to attend for face painting, student musical and drama performances, and games. Mixed in among those activities will be opportunities to engage with educators from all over the Metro area who will highlight the importance of a full, deep, real education for all of Oregon’s students.
Many of the members of labor unions across the Metro region send their children to public schools. Please share the attached documents with your members and let them know that together we can fill Pioneer Courthouse Square on October 19th and let the Governor and the legislature know that it is time to work with families across the state to create the Schools Oregon Students Deserve.
We hope to see your members on October 19th.