In the world post-election, schools across Oregon are reporting a rise in attacks based on race, color, religion and sexual orientation. The Oregon Education Association is resolute in our belief that all students and educators have the right to attend schools free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and bullying. To that end, OEA leaders and staff would Continue Reading
With less than four weeks remaining until Election Day 2016, the countdown is on to get engaged in our campaign to build a Better Oregon. Measure 97 is a proposal to better fund Oregon's schools, health care and senior services by increasing the minimum tax for large and out-of-state corporations with more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales.
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Parents & Teachers Together, a project of OEA, is working on a video story telling project and we want to hear from you. We are asking parents, teachers, and students from across Oregon to send in short video interviews. We have a brief interview guide with sample questions but we also welcome your creative additions.
We will use the individual videos to build a Continue Reading
You’re about to be part of something BIG—a chance to build a Better Oregon by putting the needs of Oregon’s students, families and communities ahead of big, out-of-state corporations. Next November, we will have the opportunity to pass a ballot measure to make sure (mostly) out-of-state corporations pay their fair share, allowing us to raise much-needed funds for Continue Reading
We have an enormous opportunity on our hands to make serious changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/so-called No child Left Behind.
Both the House and Senate are now fully underway in the most serious effort to rewrite the law since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/so-called No child Left Behind passage in 2002. This means Continue Reading
Teacher, local president and OEA Board Member Kelvin Calkins submitted this Letter to the Editor to his local newspaper, the Hood River News, on Jan. 14, 2015. It is an excellent example of how to advocate for your students outside the classroom in your own community! If you would like help writing your own LTE on issues of importance to our public schools, contact the OEA Continue Reading
Recently, the leadership of the Oregon Education Association approved a resolution showing solidarity with and support for U.S. Postal Workers in their campaign against Staples. Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes mail service for Oregonians and post offices in local communities. In fact, post offices across the country are at Continue Reading
Tired of over-testing your students? This is our opportunity to lead the way in standing up for our students and against high-stakes standardized tests. Please take two minutes to sign on and join the national campaign to put the focus of public education on student learning and to end excessive and toxic testing in our schools.
Oregon educators joined their colleagues from across the nation in Atlanta during the first week of July to supercharge the drive for public education and student success.
At the National Education Association's Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, a day focused on professional rejuvenation and educator empowerment with the kick-off of the new “Raise Continue Reading
Building a Foundation for Retirement Security
Every working Oregonian should have an affordable, secure way to plan and save for retirement.
The 2013 Oregon Legislature took an important step forward to ensure retirement is within reach for more Oregonians. Lawmakers passed House Bill 3436 which creates a task force will study and recommend a solution that Continue Reading
Help reduce gun violence in our schools and communities. The senseless tragedy in Newtown was a tipping point and galvanization for action. As educators, we have grieved too long and too often—for the children killed, their families and the heroic educators who gave their lives trying to protect their students. Now more than ever we need to do what is necessary to make sure Continue Reading