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Story by Donna Millsap and James Daniels - The Oregon H
Published on Monday February 21, 2011 - 1:25 PM
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SALEM, Oregon - Close to a thousand people stood cold weather in Oregon' Capitol today requesting Legislators to improve Oregon's educational system.

The mid-day rally was organized by the "Stand for Children" organization. Their website theme is "use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive."

Executive Director for Stand for Children Sue Levin said, "We must work together -- with our allies from both sides of the aisle; as parents, teachers, students, and leaders -- to move forward with smart, concrete solutions to help all Oregon kids succeed.

A press release by the organization states:

  • Support proposals to invest in early childhood and protect Oregon's successful mentor program for new teachers and principals.
  • Advocates for excellent support and feedback to teachers and principals, encouraging smarter thinking about the school system and working toward every child finding a path to a successful future.
  • Before and after the rally, advocates will meet in one-on-one meetings with legislators and attend hearings on the Rainy Day Fund and appointed State Superintendent.