Oregon Educators Help Deliver a Victory for State's Middle Class Families in Historic Election

Jan 26, 2010, 23:33 ET from National Education Association

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Election night statement from Dennis Van Roekel National Education Association

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"As states consider how to put their economies back on track, educators across the country are encouraged by the outcome of the Oregon election. 

Oregon voters said no to shorter school calendars and larger class sizes and yes to corporations and the wealthy paying their fair share.

Oregonians made it clear that they value education and the other vital services that so many working families depend on particularly in these tough economic times.

The message that Oregon voters sent that should resonate in state capitals across the county is to fight for the middle class."

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