Representative Kathleen Taylor, Senate District 21
Why we endorsed Rep. Kathleen Taylor
We look forward to a partnership with Rep. Kathleen Taylor in her new Senate role. She will be helpful in pushing through policies to ensure more Oregon students are reading on grade-level by the end of their third grade year. On this critical issue, Rep. Taylor says:
“Reading by third grade is vital to students' long term success. During my first legislative session, I worked with advocates and stakeholders on ways to ensure dyslexic students are not left behind due to an un-diagnosed disability or a teacher's lack of expertise on dyslexia…I believe that we need to creatively address the need for students to learn to read by third grade and ensure that all students are well-prepared for long term success.”
Rep. Kathleen Taylor scored a solid 85 percent on our legislative scorecard, and played a critical role on a subcommittee for education funding.