Sent to Ways and Means, contact members directly.
This bill establishes Racial Equity and Justice Student Council made up of 15 students, 2 administrators and 2 cultural representatives from “cultural-specific communities” leaving 85% of students not represented.
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This bill basically creates a state-level student council of non-white students to help direct educational policy. Excludes membership of the 85% majority of students in Oregon based solely on their Euro-American ethnicity. Where is the representation for “white” economically disadvantaged?
Student members of the council are entitled to compensation for serving on the council and reimbursement for expenses incurred while serving on the council. The Governor appoints members as a way to promote her agenda in schools, indoctrinating the next generation in socialism through equity justice.
The council is to ensure that a majority of the student members are from racial and ethnic communities that have been historically underserved; ensure that student government organizations and culturally-specific are represented by the student members; and consider the geographic diversity of the student members. The purpose of this council is to serve at the will of the Governor to make recommendations on educational policy, force racial diversity in local public school student government bodies (in a state that is 85% white, and more than that in rural areas), establish “hotlines” to provide students with “supports and resources,” and reimburse Oregon Department of Education for their support of such a council. The council even makes recommendation to the Early Learning Division and the Youth Development Division on education police on racial equity and justice at local level, as if they have expertise.