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.
State government has already taken away local control from Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland schools. HB 154 now moves to the Ohio Senate. TAKE ACTION by urging your State Senator to support HB 154 and adapting the sample letter provided.
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.
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.
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.