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Letter to the editor: PPS teachers fight for quality schools

January 23, 2014

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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

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