VISION: Oregonians are equipped with the knowledge and skills for rewarding careers.
• Develop a seamless education system spanning birth to college/career
• Prioritize and invest in strategies proven to raise student and social outcomes
• Build statewide systems of support and accountability
Oregon is no longer a passive funder of education.
Instead, our state is an active, engaged and
strategic investor. We want to know our resources
are directly targeting the outcomes we want to
Our biggest return on investment is in early
childhood, Kindergarten readiness and 3rd Grade
reading. And the Governor’s Budget builds a
pathway from age three to grade three ensuring
that every Kindergarten is ready for any student
that sits down at a desk for the first time, and that
more children are reading at grade level by third
But these investments aim to lift up every student
and teacher in this state by identifying those who
need help most and ensuring the support they
need is in place.
It’s about inspiring the student who contemplates
dropping out with career technical training that
sparks her passion to complete high school. It’s about
helping a first-generation college student from a rural
community who needs financial support to enroll
in an Oregon university. And it’s about enabling the
first year teacher whose passion and commitment are
clear, but needs mentoring to reach her full potential.
This vision is rooted in the belief that we can work
together to make a difference. And throughout the
budget investments are geared towards achieving
clear outcomes by leveraging the power of community