Two new videos show need for revenue reform and fully funding schools

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.