Schools lose 32,000 kids – yet want $1B more

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

The State of Oregon reports a 36,000 drop in public school student enrollment.

Yet the school lobby is asking for a billion dollar increase in the 2-year budget taking it from $9.3 billion to roughly $10.3 billion.

This all happens after lawmakers passed the largest tax in Oregon history, CAT Tax (Corporate Activities Tax), in 2019, with 100% of the funds being dedicated to education.

At this rate, the State of Oregon needs to pass the largest tax in Oregon History once every 3.5 years to keep up with the costs of Oregon schools.

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