OREGON – Educators are still demanding more money for our state’s education system, saying the proposed budget is not enough after years of program and staffing cuts.

The Oregon Joint Committee on Ways and Means is proposing about $8.87 billion for the State School Fund; that’s about $100 million less than Gov. Kate Brown’s proposal for that fund.

However, educators point to the quality education model, calling for an additional $2 billion from this legislative session with the governor’s support.

Supporters say the money could bring the state back up to speed with education.

“We don’t have counselors, elementary

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