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Higher education leaders call for cradle to career investments in education
Author: Oregon's universities and colleges
Posted: May 15, 2019

Today’s forecast means lawmakers have an unprecedented opportunity to invest in tuition stability, reducing student debt and strengthening the entire education system in Oregon.  

Students and families across the state are counting on the Legislature to keep the cost of a college degree affordable and invest in need-based scholarships to ensure every Oregonian can turn their dreams into degrees.  

Oregon businesses need the trained workforce that our community colleges and universities provide. To date, the session has been defined by landmark investments in early childhood and K-12 education.

It’s time to finish the job and invest in higher education. Oregon’s future should not be built on student debt and a restricted workforce. Today’s revenue forecast makes it possible. 
 
AAUP Oregon, AFT-Oregon, Association of Oregon Faculties, Oregon’s Community Colleges, Oregon’s Public Universities, Oregon Student Association