Oregon’s Roadmap to Racial Justice Through Education
Join us in uplifting this community-driven policy roadmap as Oregon’s guide to rebuilding an education system grounded in racial justice and healing.
08/04/20 ∞ MIN READ
Today, Chalkboard Project joined a broad coalition of over 20 community-based organizations and education advocates across Oregon to support a community-driven, equity-centered statewide policy roadmap for advancing racial justice through public education.
As the Oregon Legislature reconvenes for another special session next week, this policy roadmap urges state leaders to rebalance the state budget with investments that ensure all children—especially those historically underserved by our system—get the culturally sustaining care, connection, and learning they need and deserve through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
With Black, Indigenous, and children of color disproportionately bearing the brunt of school and child care closures, Oregon must keep the promise of the Student Success Act and prove that equity investments are not expendable. Please join us in uplifting this policy roadmap as Oregon’s guide to rebuilding an education system grounded in racial justice and healing.
The power of an equitable state budget is clear: The stronger our children emerge from this crisis, the stronger Oregon’s long-term recovery will be. Help Oregon fulfill this vision by contacting your state legislators today.
The short legislative session has ended with a failure to answer the calls of youth and community leaders to stand up for racial justice in public education.
New K-12 social studies standards can make learning more engaging, rigorous, and inclusive for all students. Now, the state must help schools prepare.
FBO and the Oregon Partners for Education Justice (OPEJ) are urging lawmakers to invest in professional development for ethnic studies in Oregon.
State lawmakers collaborated with the Oregon Partners for Education Justice to strengthen the Student Success Act and pass equity-driven policy for children.
Oregon must affirm that investment in educational equity is not a luxury or a supplement—it is essential.
In a new op-ed for The Oregonian, FBO's Whitney Grubbs shares why inclusive and authentic community engagement is critical in the weeks ahead.
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