Like states across The Country, Oregon continues to put higher education low on it’s list of priorities.
This translates into reduced support for the institutions that power our economy and educate the future workforce:
This puts Oregon’s future labor force deeper and deeper into debt, a nationwide trend with severe economic ramifications for everyone.
“Average Student loan debt recently topped 25,000, up 25% in ten years. And the mushrooming debt has direct implications for tax payers, since 8 in 10 of these loans are government issued or granted” — A.P. Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
This crisis in higher education was not inevitable and need not continue. Take your first step in helping out by signing The Pledge To Support Higher Education Here.
(1) Charts from: OUS Fact Book