New videos debuting here today show how for nearly 30 years Oregon has underfunded its schools, as well as how a legislative committee offers a possible path for a solution.
The videos, dubbed “A Time to Listen,” can also be seen on YouTube here for a shorter web version and here for a documentary-style, longer version.
Through interviews with students, school board members, legislators, parents, business leaders and others, the videos describe the chronic underfunding of the state’s education system. They also offer a sense of hope about Oregonians’ shared commitment to young people and the continuing work of a legislative committee dedicated to identifying solutions.
The videos are part of a campaign focus for 2018-19 on the need for revenue reform and cost containment, with a goal of sustainably and fully funding public schools.