Oregon Stand for Children is committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, have access to a quality public education
We know this is not the case for all Oregon children.
Our achievement gap is not closing. English Language Learners, students of color and low-income students are less likely to graduate from high school and move on to higher education. This achievement gap, researchers say, has the same impact on our state and community as a long-term recession.
Education funding is inadequate and unstable. Oregon spends fewer dollars per student today than in 1990.
Teachers and principals are not receiving the support and meaningful feedback they deserve. Less than half of teachers receive mentoring or coaching.
Lastly, Oregon does not have a clear plan to identify and intervene in struggling schools.
As a community, we can all be part of the solution.
Learn more about our 2012 Priorities.