Class Size in Oregon
Oregon has large class sizes and inadequate school funding. Reducing class size and caseload are critical puzzle pieces to improving our schools and ensuring students can be successful and this is intertwined with how much money our schools can spend. OEA works at the state legislature to advocate for lower class sizes and increased public school funding at all levels. Educators can’t continue to do more with less, and our students deserve better.
Class Size as a Mandatory Subject of Bargaining
In 2022, OEA fought for and successfully passed legislation that made class size and caseload a mandatory subject of bargaining for all of Oregon's Title I schools. This means that our union has the legally protected right to address growing class sizes in our contract negotiations.