“Promise” petition to legislators debuts today

As the state Legislature opens the 2015 session in Salem today, a petition on behalf of Oregon’s 700,000-plus students in grades kindergarten-14 has debuted on “The Promise of Oregon” website.

The petition urges legislators to invest in schools for a variety of reasons: lowering class sizes, adding calendar days and reinstating programs. Perhaps most importantly, it cites the need to provide adequate funding so that schools can reach Oregon’s shared vision of graduating 100 percent of students by 2025.

The petition states: “It is time to fulfill our promise to our most precious resource — our children! They deserve every opportunity to succeed and be college- and career-ready. Ensuring that Oregon is a thriving and vibrant place to live and work requires a significant investment in our public schools.”

A copy of the petition can be seen here.