Our tax system is unfair and it has taken a toll on schools, critical services, and working families in Oregon. The statistics and charts below show how decades of disinvestment is playing out across our tax system and in our classrooms.
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Oregon Class Sizes vs. National Average
Oregon’s graduation rate ranks 3rd lowest
Graduation rates for students of color and low-income students lag behind white students and the national average
Nearly 1/3 of Oregon’s low-income students do not graduate on time
How does Oregon rank compared to the other 49 states?
K–12 ACHIEVEMENT RANKING
Oregon ranks 44th in K–12 achievement according to Education Week’s annual report Quality Counts 2018.
OF 50 IN CLASS SIZES
Oregon classrooms are among the most overcrowded in the nation. Our students deserve adequate funding.
OF 50 IN GRADUATION RATES
Decades of disinvestment in Oregon public schools have left our graduation rate among the lowest in the country.
From kindergarten to 12th grade, Oregon students receive a full year less instruction than the national average.
Source: Review of instructional time data across the country