By an overwhelming margin, EEA teachers in 4j and Bethel, as well as many other school districts in Lane County have pledged to join a statewide walkout on May 8 to demand more revenue for schools.
By taking action on May 8, Oregon educators will be joining a growing number of our counterparts nationwide who are standing up for students in what has become known as the Red for Ed movement.
The May 8 action is designed to highlight the crisis facing Oregon schools due to chronic under funding over the last three decades.
On May 8 Lane County teachers will join others across the state in a series of actions and events to highlight the need to fully fund our Oregon schools. We need our community to stand with us and invite you to join us at one of the following actions:
LCC Main Campus:
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Gather in Bristow Square; wear Red for Ed!
Around the Community:
- 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Sign waving and pickets at the following locations:
- Bethel: WINCO intersection on Barger
- 4J North: Beltline intersection at River Road & Silver Lane
- 4J Sheldon: Coburg Road & Willakenzie
- 4J Churchill: 18th & Chambers
- 4J South: 29th & Willamette
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Rally at the Saturday Market Park Blocks
- 12:45 p.m. – Buses leave for Salem from Sheldon High School for a rally and march to the Capitol, where members will bring their concerns directly to legislators.
- 4:30 – Depart Salem for Eugene
When educators, parents, students and community members stand together for students, we win. I hope you will join thousands of Oregon educators as we send the message that it’s time to fix the funding shortage in our schools.
Find more info at may8forstudents.org to get involved. We need people to write their legislators and to write letters of support to the local papers. Together we can make a difference.