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Great Schools, Great Communities

Flier-50Forum Will Address Crisis in School Funding

Oregon schools suffer from chronic underfunding, and it will take engaged citizens to turn things around, contend the organizers of Great Schools, Great Communities. This community forum, open to everyone, is coming to Umpqua Valley on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Read The News-Review article here. And see the new website here

“For too long our children have suffered the consequences of Oregon’s inability to adequately fund our public schools,” said Robin Wisdom, treasurer of the LWV of Umpqua Valley and one of the organizers of the event. “Great Schools, Great Communities is a call to make Oregon a place where all children receive the quality education they deserve.”

Great Schools, Great Communities is a joint effort by the League of Women Voters of Oregon (www.lwvor.org) and the Oregon Center for Public Policy (www.ocpp.org) to engage communities across the state on the subject of school funding. The event provides an overview of the current state of Oregon schools and how we got here, while offering a platform for discussing ideas of how to solve to the funding problem.

“We know that for our kids to have the schools they need to succeed, Oregonians must demand change,” said Robin Wisdom. “So attend the forum and share your ideas on how to move forward.”

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

Please attend! For more information contact Robin Wisdom at [541] [672] [6982] or email her at rwisdom [@] jeffnet.org. Refreshments will be served.

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