Tens of thousands of teachers, students and supporters rallied and marched through downtown Portland Wednesday as part of the statewide teacher walkout demanding increased funding for Oregon schools.
The protests led nearly two dozen of Oregon’s 198 school districts – most in the Portland area — to close for the day. Along with the Portland rally, education advocates held events in Eugene, Medford, Bend, Klamath Falls and at the state Capitol that attracted thousands more. Funding for education has been stuck for some time in the State Senate where GOP senators have done a walk-out of their own protesting the fact that democrats want to raise spending on education by jacking up taxes on Oregon businesses. Here’s the story – click here.