Oregon Moms Union to host rally Saturday to keep kids in school

By Oregon Moms Union

Saturday, January 8th, Oregon Moms Union will hold a rally with parents outside North Gresham Elementary at 1pm.

“Our kids are in crisis and have continually been put last by our elected leaders,” said MacKensey Pulliam, President and Co-founder of Oregon Moms Union. “They are facing nearly 18 months of learning loss, and now we’re being told that they may need to go back into distance learning by school districts like Gresham-Barlow. Our kids need to be in the classroom full time where they can interact with teachers and peers and have the best chance at academic success.”

Parents in Gresham Barlow and other school districts have received emails from their district administrators warning of possible school closures in the coming days or weeks. Two high schools in Portland are moving to distance learning next week. This comes after almost two years of forced distance learning, uncertainty, and an ongoing exodus from public education.

Oregon Moms Union, formed in 2021 in the wake of COVID-19 school shutdowns and distance learning, seeks to empower parents to advocate for a student-first K-12 education system. It currently has more than 70 volunteer School District Captains serving in more than 55 school districts.  Learn more at www.oregonmomsunion.com.