2011 Press Releases

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We Are Ohio Gives Back

DONATES $10,000 TO TOYS FOR TOTS AND $10,000 TO OHIO FOODBANKS COLUMBUS – December 20, 2011 – In the spirit of the season, We Are Ohio donated $20,000 to two charities Tuesday on behalf of the voters and supporters who …

Stronger Accountability Yields Slight Improvements In Some Charter Schools

Click here to download a summary of findings. COLUMBUS — August 29, 2011 — Traditional public school districts continue to provide a vastly better education for students, according to report card data released today by the Ohio Department of Education. …

OEA President Points To Danger In Legislation Threatening Civil Rights

MANSFIELD — May 21, 2011—Ohio Education Association President Patricia Frost-Brooks offered the keynote address at the 26th annual Crystal Life Membership Banquet May 21 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Mansfield. Reflecting the event’s theme, “NAACP: Upholding the …

Ohio Is In The Middle Of The Pack In Terms Of Overall Taxes, Not The High-Tax State Claimed By Some Politicians

National Experts Ohio Tax Study Released By The Education Tax Policy Institute COLUMBUS — May 13, 2011 — A new study commissioned by the Education Tax Policy Institute (ETPI) titled, Revenue Options for Ohio’s Future, reviews Ohio’s current tax structure. …

OEA Fighting Anti-Union Provisions In State Budget Bill

COLUMBUS — May 7, 2011 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA), representing 128,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty, today completed its two day Spring Representative Assembly at Veterans Memorial in Columbus. In his legislative report to the …

OEA Fighting Anti-Union Provisions In State Budget Bill

COLUMBUS — May 7, 2011 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA), representing 128,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher education faculty, today completed its two day Spring Representative Assembly at Veterans Memorial in Columbus. In his legislative report to the …

SB 5 Changes, Budget To Set Off Statewide Crisis

COLUMBUS — March 29, 2011 — In Columbus and throughout Ohio, OEA members and other public employees denounced the Ohio House’s amended version of Senate Bill 5 as bad legislation made even worse. In addition to approving SB 5 in …

Deborah Delisle Resigns As Ohio Superintendent

COLUMBUS — March 15, 2011 — Deborah Delisle, Ohio’s Superintendent of Schools since Fall 2008, was forced to resign March 15, following new appointments to the Ohio State Board of Education by Governor John Kasich. To read Deborah Delisle’s letter …

OEA Responds To Gov. Kasich’s State Of State

COLUMBUS — March 8, 2011 — Today Governor John Kasich gave his first State of the State address. The following can be attributed to Ohio Education Association President, Patricia Frost-Brooks: “We welcome the Governor’s commentary on Ohio’s strengths – our cities, …