ABOUT 'A TIME TO LISTEN'
In January 2018, the U.S. Department of Education declared Oregon the third worst state for high school graduation rates. It was ranked 35th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia by Education Week. Oregon can simply not fund its schools at a level that meets students needs.
In a film launched in early November 2018, The Oregon School Boards Association asks why, and examines what’s standing in the way of changing that. The film is about the pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal – to find a legislative solution to fund public schools. This is a story about revenue reform.
For the last three decades, elected officials have said the system is broken but have been unable to fix it. Why would an economic solution to Oregon’s education crisis stand a chance in 2019? Full film below.