Budget Cuts Squash Dreams: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

I’ve been meaning to post this for days.  Over the weekend, I was reading the newspaper (a rare occasion since I now tend to read newspaper articles online) at my parent’s house and came across this striking section of the paper.  For some reason, this image is sticking with me.  We celebrate the hard work of community members on the MLK holiday and yet the $27 million budget cut wins out and appears to be taking over the dreams that so many worked hard to support with their volunteer efforts.  Just another example of the tensions here in Portland as we face more budget crises while still trying to do good work to support local schools.

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