COLUMBUS – November 17, 2014 – The following statement is attributed to Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association:
We invite people across the state to join the Ohio Education Association and millions of Americans nationwide this week in honoring everyone who works in our state’s fine public schools and colleges. Teachers, faculty, support professionals, counselors, clerical staff, nurses and administrators are all committed to ensuring the success of the students who attend our public schools and colleges.
NEA’s annual American Education Week is an occasion to celebrate the contributions of those who make it possible for students to get a quality public education so that they can grow, prosper, and contribute to great things in communities across the state. The theme, “Great Public Schools: a Basic Right and Our Responsibility” represents NEA’s vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century. And, it underscores the commitment and dedication of those who work at every level in our schools to ensuring the best learning experiences for our students.
Please join us in thanking them for their contributions to our learners and to learning.
The Ohio Education Association (ohea.org) represents 121,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.
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