OEA’s Position on Nondiscriminatory Schools and Workplaces
The OEA has a longstanding history of advocating for a high quality public education that is accessible to all, and which promotes a fair and just society. As a hallmark of excellence, the OEA embraces these same principles governing relations with OEA members and staff.
The OEA strongly believes that each and every public school student should experience inclusive learning experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, familial status, creed or religion, age, or disability.
The OEA expects public education employers to be respectful of all employees, as well as students and their families, and to not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, familial status, creed, religion, political expression, age, military status or disability.
The OEA expects schools to be places where students and employees feel safe and comfortable being themselves and expressing their ideas. All people, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, size, physical ability, sexual orientation or expression, should be guaranteed a safe and inclusive public school environment.