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The Ohio Federation of Teachers today joined a national call for a moratorium on the stakes associated with Common Core assessments until the standards are properly implemented and field-tested.
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper travels to Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday to share her experiences as a teacher in mobilizing educators and the community to improve public education.
(Columbus - March 5, 2013) Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) and Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) Thursday will introduce a bill to end employment discrimination for graduate assistants and adjuncts at Ohio's public colleges and universities. The bill would remove an exemption from state law that prohibits these part-time employees from collective bargaining.
Kasich's budget will cause our schools to do less with less. This philosophy does not raise student achievement.
The 2013 Ohio Federation of Teachers convention opens Feb. 21 with President Melissa Cropper's State of the Union address and a lobby activity with some 300 delegates meeting with legislators about public education.
Early childhood education critical to student success; transparency, tax relief owed to citizens -- Statement by Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the challenge of making sure more students can earn college degrees at a time when the skyrocketing cost of higher education threatens to put it out of reach for many people. Read the full column.
Tax issues just one phase of fiscal crisis
The Ohio Federation of Teachers applauds Congress for preventing large tax increases on the vast majority of Americans and postponing damaging funding cuts to critical programs such as human services and education.
Statement by Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper
Today's Legislative hearings on school funding casts a cloud over Ohio students and our public schools. At the invitation of legislators, spokespeople from the conservative education reform movement who ardently support alternatives to traditional public schools informed members of the House and Senate Finance Committees on their view of school funding. They included a representative of Michele Rhee's StudentsFirst, a lobbying group that pushes for the expansion of school choice and privatization through charter schools and vouchers.