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Working with her Democratic colleagues, Jennifer helped secure the largest investment ever made in Oregon’s public schools.  

Jennifer’s work for Oregon’s public schools, colleges and universities includes:

  • Making full-day kindergarten a reality statewide
  • Freezing college tuition at state universities and making community college free for thousands of recent high school graduates 
  • Investing more than a billion dollars in our state university and community college systems to stem rising costs to students

Jennifer voted to pass a tuition freeze to help families afford skyrocketing tuition costs. Jennifer has also helped make our community colleges tuition-free and stood up for tuition equity to give a fair shot to all hard-working students in Oregon.

Jennifer supports Pay It Forward, Pay It Back legislation to increase access to our public universities and community colleges.  Under this proposal qualified students could go to a public university or community college tuition-free with a binding contract to pay a small, fixed percentage of their annual adjusted gross incomes after they graduate.

Working with her Democratic colleagues, Jennifer helped secure the largest investment ever made in Oregon’s K-12 public schools, allowing districts to rehire teachers, restore music and art classes and reduce classroom overcrowding.

 

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