Mission, Vision, & Core Values
At the April 2010 OEA Representative Assembly more than 600 OEA member-delegates deliberated on and approved the following new mission, vision, goals, and core values statements to guide the Association.
The mission of the Oregon Education Association is to unite the public education profession and advocate for those professionals to ensure quality public education for students in Oregon.
The vision of the Oregon Education Association is to improve the future of all Oregonians through quality public education.
OEA's Core Values
Lifelong learning: We believe lifelong learning is essential in a constantly changing world.
Collective action: We believe in engaging and organizing our members to work for the common good. Collective action in bargaining, lobbying, and coalition building strengthens each individual voice.
Collaboration: We believe our goals can be achieved by working with all interested groups to ensure a quality public education.
Respect for diversity: We believe our society is strengthened by public educationís promotion of and respect for the vast diversity of our world.
Integrity: We believe our core values are reflected and reinforced through our words and actions.
Democracy: We believe the foundation and strength of a democratic society is dependent on a strong public education.
Social Justice: We believe through quality public education the rights and worth of all individuals are respected and defended.
Professionalism: We believe the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, compensation, and respect due all professionals.