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October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022

SALEM, Ore. — Nearly all likely Oregon voters are in favor of allowing all students to access the high-quality education that meets their needs — regardless of their zip code — according to a new poll released by yes. every kid.

When asked if voters agreed or disagreed that Oregon students should have access to the best public schools regardless of race, gender or income, 97 percent of likely voters responded in the affirmative.

“Every child should have equal access to the best public school that meets their unique needs and learning styles, without consideration for where they live,” said Craig Hulse, Executive Director of yes. every kid. “We know that geographic barriers have historically prevented many Oregon students from accessing high-quality public schools, especially students living in underserved districts. But educational opportunities should not be limited because of a student’s background.

“Oregon voters have voiced that they are tired of the status quo. Gubernatorial candidates should take note. The race is close, and voters expect their beliefs on education to be heard. Families believe that expanding educational options can benefit students and their families. We look forward to continuing to work alongside parents, lawmakers and education advocates to ensure that every family is empowered to access the school that is the best fit for their child.”

The poll was conducted by WPA Intelligence from September 27-29, 2022. The sample size was n=505 with a margin of error of ±4.4 percent.