Roseburg teachers have been encouraged by the Roseburg Education Association to stay in schools on May 8 and wear red to show support for education.

Educators across the state plan to walk out of their classroom Wednesday, May 8, if the Oregon Legislature is unable to add the $2 billion in funding for the next two year time period.

“Some are walking out, rallying or standing together to show lawmakers that there is a funding crisis in our schools,” according to a joint statement from Roseburg Education Association President Camron Pope and Roseburg School District Human Resources Director Robert Freeman. “Roseburg Education Association is partnering with Roseburg School District to show unified support for this funding increase.”

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