Universal Preschool NOW in the news
Free preschool group submits signatures for ballot ( , July 8, 2020)
Universal Preschool NOW Campaign Pushes for Measure on November Ballot ( , June 26, 2020)
Universal preschool drive seeks signatures ( , May 13, 2020)
We want publicly funded preschool for every child in Multnomah County ( , June 23, 2020)
The Real Impact of Universal Preschool and a Tax on the 5% ( , January 24, 2020)
Universal Preschool Works for Everyone ( , December 29, 2019)
Multnomah County factsheets
Universal Preschool in other U.S. cities
New York City’s Universal Pre-K and 3-K expanded to 63,000 Kids in 6 Years
Ninety-four percent of New York City’s Pre-K Classrooms meet or exceed quality standards
Washington, DC enrolls 85% of 4-year olds and ¾ of 3 year-olds in free, public preschool
Chicago started a 4-year rollout to all 4-year-olds in Fall 2018
Child Care Reports
Shows spending and coverage of public programs in Oregon and what will be added with Student Success Act Funding
American parents spend $42 billion on early care and education. U.S. households lose $30–35 billion in income a year. Teachers of young children are underpaid by over $80 billion a year.
Millionaires don’t move
"The primary reasons cited for low migration are family obligations, such as the desire to remain close to grandchildren, and business needs, such as a company's founder needing to stay close to existing professional networks and customers."
"Raising income tax rates on high-income residents can enable states to boost investment in education, infrastructure,and other vital services that strengthen local communities and aid long-term economic growth."