What's Happening Now
Pres. Linda Hampton's statement to the media after Gov. Fallin signs HB 1749 into law
“We are disappointed in Governor Fallin’s decision today to sign HB 1749 into law, but we aren’t surprised. This issue has always been about attempting to silence the voices of education employees. We applaud those public servants with the courage to point out that our state's fiscal policy is bankrupting our public schools. We applaud those public servants who recognize that sending public tax dollars to private schools or for-profit charters is not in the best interest of all of Oklahoma's students.
“In signing this bill, Governor Fallin and the legislature believe they have found a way to stifle those voices. But the 35,000 members of the Oklahoma Education Association will not be silenced. We will continue to speak out, strongly and frequently, as advocates for Oklahoma's public schools and students.”
This Month in the Oklahoma Observer
Bob Bearden, a trustee of the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, says when you don't think you need a union is exactly when you need one most. Read his aricle "We Don't Need No Stinkn' Unions" in our Members Only section, and while you're there learn how you can win a free year's subscription to the print and digital issues of this progressive, champion-of-education newspaper. Inside, you can also find the Observer's 2014 Education Issue and information on how to receive a free, year-long subscription to the digital version of the Observer.
OEA members now have the option to receive the monthly Education Focus
, via our website rather than by regular mail. Learn more.
Targeted Skill Sessions Archive Available Inside
OEA’s three Targeted Skill Session webinars - Writing Across the Curriculum, Project-Based Learning and Literacy Across the Curriculum - have all been archived and can be watched when most convenient. You will find links to the webinar archives in our Members Only section.
OEA Education Support Professionals
Education Support Professionals are vital partners in the success of our schools. They play an equally important part in the Association. Learn more about ESPs
and the work they do.
Visit the NEA's ESP page to see videos of support professionals talking about how It's More Than a Job, It's a Career
. Hit the link and scroll down the page to find the videos.
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Value Added Measures
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Protecting Education Pensions
A quick comparison of defined benefit and defined contribution, myth vs. fact, and more resources on your pension. Pensions page.
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