Continue to Bargain With the Portland Association of Teachers
  • Petitioning Carole Smith
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Superintendent
Carole Smith
Ruth Adkins
Pam Knowles
Matt Morton
Tom Koehler
Bobbie Regan
Greg Belisle
Steve Buel
See response
Andrew Davidson
Director of Labor Relations
Brock Logan
Senior Employee and Labor Relations Manager
Ross Hume

Continue to Bargain With the Portland Association of Teachers

    1. Petition by

      Portland Student Union

The Portland Association of Teachers’ bargaining proposal preamble, “The Schools Portland Students Deserve”, calls for:

• Reduced class sizes and caseloads
• More electives, music, art, physical education, libraries, and world languages
• Wrap-around support services, including counselors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, second-language and special education teachers
• Equity in allocation of resources to high poverty schools
• Maintenance of enrollment rather that school closures
• Use of standardized testing as only on tool for assessment of students
• Academic freedom and collaboration for professional educators

The Portland Public School district has recently called for mediation and is refusing to continue bargaining face to face with the PAT. Tell the district that you support the PAT's bargaining preamble and they should continue to bargain the issues above, because teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions.

To:
Carole Smith, Superintendent
Ruth Adkins
Pam Knowles
Matt Morton
Tom Koehler
Bobbie Regan
Greg Belisle
Steve Buel
Andrew Davidson
Brock Logan, Director of Labor Relations
Ross Hume, Senior Employee and Labor Relations Manager
Continue to Bargain With the Portland Association of Teachers to give students and teachers the schools they deserve.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Steve Buel responds:

      Steve Buel

      Petitioners,
      I am in favor of PPS and PAT continuing to bargain and not going to mediation at this time. We have lots of work yet to do and I believe we are making progress and should continue to do so. Thank you for taking the time to ...


    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • April Burris PORTLAND, OR
      • 4 months ago

      If we want peaceful neighborhoods, educated citizens, or informed workers & neighbors we need well educated kids. This is not possible without supporting teachers to do their best with good working conditions.

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    • Brad Young TORONTO, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Schools guarantee the quality of citizens for the future. There is no excuse for not investing in the future of our society.

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    • Allan Wich GRESHAM, OR
      • 5 months ago

      Our Daughter is a PPS Teacher

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    • theresa o'connor PORTLAND, OR
      • 5 months ago

      Public Education is the cornerstone of a healthy, productive democratic society. It is critical that we invest in our teachers and our schools and begin to repair the cumulative damage caused by years of austerity budget cutting.

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    • mary jones SEATTLE, WA
      • 5 months ago

      Every effort that is made to provide good education is one less effort needed for uneducated and under educated citizens. It's way less expensive to pay a lot front loaded, than taking care of people who can't get good jobs later.

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