Shortly before the beginning of 2013, Oregon’s new Chief Education Officer sat down for a candid chat with four Oregon educators for the February issue of Today's OEA – individuals who brought to the table diverse perspectives about working in our public schools and community colleges. During the conversation, Dr. Rudy Crew, the newly appointed “CEO” of Oregon’s Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 20 education system, offered a window into his new vision for Oregon schools. His passion and focus for making public education more equitable and accessible to our underperforming and at-risk students was clearly at the heart of this vision.
On this particular day, Crew spoke with and heard from OEA President and Education Support Professional Gail Rasmussen, Eugene Education Association President and classroom teacher Tad Shannon, Beaverton Education Association President Karen Hoffman, and Chemeketa Community College faculty member LouAnne Whitton. Each OEA member brought to the table questions that reflected their realities working in public education. The questions also reflected the experiences of their fellow OEA members.
Now online! Listen in on the conversation with Dr. Rudy Crew by clicking "play" below.