The Student Success Act
The Student Success Act invests an unprecedented $2 billion in additional funding in Oregon classrooms — helping to lower class sizes, expand access to early education and mental health, and restore vital programs such as art, music, PE, and career prep. For the first time in 30 years, schools across the state would be adding, not cutting, resources and programs that help students to succeed.
Legislators in Salem crafted the Student Success Act after a year of touring schools across the state, and the result is a package that includes statewide funding and school district funding that can be tailored to a community's needs. A coalition of Oregon advocates, teachers, parents, local leaders, businesses, and students have endorsed the Student Success Act.
The Student Success Act would help all students to thrive, providing specific and strategic funding to close the opportunity gap — acknowledging the systemic racism and oppression that black and brown students, indigenous students, LGBTQ students, low-income students, and students with disabilities face in our society.