Speech to Text for Residents react after Senate passes education funding bill
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a major school funding bill is just one signature away from passing in the oregon legislature.. and many community members are optimisitic about the future of our classrooms. just last week educators rallied for more funding and called for change. kezi 9 news reporter jessica babb explains why many say it's a step in the right directon. on cam: tad shannon - the president of the eugene education association says this bill marks a new beginning for oregon schools. vo: he says people have been pushing for more funding in schools for years - and says he's thrilled about the student success act passing. the bill would add about 1 billion more in school funding each year - money oregon representative julie fahey says will impact students directly. she says the money money could start making a significant impact in schools by the 20-21 school year. but despite what shannon is calling a victory - he says his fight is not over yet. sot: "we're going to need to keep advocating and educating oregonians about the need for this." he says he believes the legislature heard the message of educators across the state loud and clear. on cam: shannon says he's feeling optimistic about what this bill means for schools. and i'm told governor kate brown could put pen to paper, and sign the bill in the next few days. reporting in eugene, jessica babb,