Kevin Cronin for 4J
Our K-12 system is failing our students. Oregon has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. Going from a high school dropout to a graduate of the University of Oregon, I know that having a second chance is fundamental to the success of all Oregonians. I am going to make sure every child gets a second shot, and I will bring vision and boldness to our local education policies.
I am running to eliminate the root of 4J’s funding problems - Measure 5. Measures 5, 47, and 50 cripple local revenues, cutting local funding for schools. State revenue isn’t always reliable, and 4J has sought alternative funding methods in the past. Before my first term is over, I will organize a coalition of school boards, community organizations, and responsible Oregonians who believe in overturning the failed policies that got us into this mess.