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.
Lawmakers and community gathered at the Summit to spark deeper collaboration during Oregon’s 2021 Legislative Session.
The coalition urges state legislators to invest in a more inclusive, equitable, and racially just public education system.
Gov. Kate Brown's proposed budget reckons with COVID-19 and systemic racism by investing essential supports for historically underserved children and families.
FBO opens a new chapter of work, reimagining how Oregon supports every child to learn, grow, and thrive.
"Our investments and policies have to show that we will not accept going back to normal, but we will create a better and more equitable future as the new normal."
Equity investments are a blueprint for building a more resilient, accountable, and just public education system.
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