COLUMBUS – October 7, 2015 – The National Education Association’s political action committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, and the Ohio Education Association’s Fund for Children and Public Education (FCPE) have endorsed Ted Strickland for the U.S. Senate.
“Ohio educators are proud to endorse Ted Strickland for the U.S. Senate,” said OEA President Becky Higgins. “He is a proven champion of sound education policies. As Governor, Ted Strickland sought to ensure that every child had access to a quality education, regardless of where they live or what school they attend. As a member of Congress, he was an early skeptic of the proliferation of standardized testing. We are confident that he will continue to provide a much-needed voice for hard-working Americans, and will serve the best interests of educators and students in Congress.”
The NEA Fund made the endorsement on the recommendation of OEA’s FCPE State Council. In August, members of OEA’s FCPE State Council interviewed two US Senate candidates and recommended Ted Strickland to the NEA Fund. The NEA Fund, a federal political action committee, provides financial support to pro-public education candidates on the federal and state levels without regard to their party affiliation.
The Ohio Education Association (ohea.org) represents 121,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.