Letter to the editor: PPS teachers fight for quality schools
January 23, 2014
OWP Participant and Teacher Elizabeth Thiel writes to the Oregonian about school quality.
After years of cuts, and despite estimated reserves of more than $16 million, Portland Public Schools is asking the community to accept the continued deterioration of our public school system.
The district’s position seems to be that further increase in teacher workload; erosion of compensation; inequity in school offerings; and a deficit of electives, special education teachers and wraparound services are inevitable.
Portland teachers disagree.
Read the complete letter to the editor here