Oregon teachers plan for walkout if budget deal isn't reached

If a compromise cannot be reached the walkout will happen May 8.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2019 7:04 PM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2019 7:04 PM

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thirty. live in the studio tyler jones kezi 9 new information tonight on local educators who say they aren't happy with governor kate brown's latest budget proposal. kezi 9 news reporter emma tad shannon: " like educators across the country, teachers are standing up and saying enough is enough" the eugene education association sent out a letter this week to teachers... saying they're endorsing a statewide day of action on may 8th... to take their message to lawmakers. emma jerome: "oregon has the third highest class sizes in the nation and one of the worst radiation rates. while teachers are already working hard to not let that negatively affect their students there's only so much they can do" paul neiffer: "i think that teachers can still do a good job in that environment but they have to work really really hard and you just aren't able to build as good of relationships and you see more kids fall through the cracks" diana wallace says to get those numbers back up... students are going to need individual attention... something that's hard to do... without adequate resources. diana wallace: "from the kid's prespective it's difficult because they don't get the one-on- one time that they need and so if they have a learning gap they're not getting the interventions maybe that they should recieve because the teacher can't differentiate for that many kids." shannon has been president of the eea for 7 years and he is saying now is the time to act. he says in the letter that "no one can do this for us. the time is now. we can't wait any longer" ts: "
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