When it comes to public education, OEA members are the experts, and they have a right and a need to be heard. That’s what OEA’s political and lobbying programs are all about, but those programs are much stronger when you get involved. Political action is one of the most important ways members can affect the future for students and school employees. OEA’s political efforts have always been driven by members, for members and students, and for the improvement of public education.
It’s more important than ever to get informed and involved in local, state and national politics. These easy to-do’s will help you accomplish just that.
OEA believes that for those whose business is public education, activism is an obligation. Learn how you can take action right now.
OEA is deeply committed to the success of every student and is driven by our core values of democracy, collective action, fairness, inclusion, integrity and professionalism. OEA supports legislation and policies consistent with these principles and opposes legislation detrimental to its interests. Find OEA’s position on a wide variety of issues and legislation.
Read new and archived issues of our newsletter covering current local, state and federal legislation and policies.
OEA Government Relations has developed and will maintain an updated voting record for each member of the General Assembly.
The recommendations contained in this report lay out a positive vision for a coordinated system of student assessment, educator quality, and school accountability designed to set students up for success.
Find important dates and upcoming OEA events. For events by your local association, contact your local president or visit your local’s website, many of which are listed here. Have an event you’d like added to OEA’s calendar? Send the details of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Representative Assembly (RA) is the policy-making body of the Association. The OEA RA meets semi-annually in the fall and spring in Columbus, Ohio.
NEA’s Annual Meeting takes place during the final week of June and the first week of July.