Teachers, families march on Oregon Capitol for education funding

Hundreds of education supporters from around around the state converged on the state Capitol this morning.

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 11:39 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2019 11:47 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- Twenty-five school buses packed with education supporters made their way to Salem Monday morning to march around the Oregon State Capitol.

The "March for Our Students" started at 10:30 a.m. at the Capitol's steps and it was scheduled to end around noon, when they planned to head up to legislative offices to visit their elected officials.

"We've been putting our voices out there for 25 years, and we haven't had the funding that has been needed for our students for so long," elementary school teacher Tina Leaton said. "The disinvestment in education is really apparent. It's really time to put forth our best efforts. If educators and families aren't stepping up for kids, who is?"

They're hoping this march will open the eyes of state lawmakers to the lack of school funding and resources for early childhood to higher education students.

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