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.