Every day OEA works to improve public education for our students and our members. Our strength lies in collective action. With over 122,000 members, we can affect policy to improve public education for students and the educators who serve them. Letters, emails, petitions, and phone calls from you often make the crucial difference.
This is our last chance to advocate for the inclusion of the House-passed HB 154 ADC language in the state budget bill. TAKE ACTION by adapting the sample letter provided.
House Bill 151 replaces the Ohio Teacher Residency program with two-year New Teacher Mentorship Programs developed at the local level. Ask Your State Representative to Support House Bill 151!
The current school funding formula is unconstitutional and forces communities to make an impossible choice: higher property taxes or fewer opportunities for their kids. Ohio’s students deserve a funding formula that is fair and will meet all their educational needs, regardless of where they live. Click here to send a message to your legislators urging support of this bill.
OEA believes the current funding formula fails to adequately support students. NOW is the time to fix school funding! OEA urges the Ohio Senate to pass HB 305/SB 376
As educators, we’re greatly concerned about the amount of testing that Ohio’s students endure. Excessive testing has led to a loss of instructional time in the classroom and lost educational opportunities for students. Urge your legislators to support the bipartisan legislation HB 239 — the Testing Reduction Act.
The State Takeover law still removes local control of public schools and denies collective bargaining rights for educators based on biased and misleading state report cards.
Important legislation was recently introduced to address over-testing of Ohio’s students. The listed State Representatives support this bill and is one of the cosponsors! Please take time say “thank you” by clicking here.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, 87% of the students attending charter schools in Ohio are in a charter school that is graded D or F by the state. Despite that sorry record, they continue to drain needed resources from local public schools. Join educators, administrators and parents across Ohio in urging state lawmakers to change the way in which charter schools are funded so that local taxpayers no longer have to foot any part of the bill.