As the issue of marriage equality comes before the U.S. Supreme Court, OFT celebrates a long history of standing on the right side of history as a supporter of fairness and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
A new charter accountability bill is Ohio's first real attempt to hold accountable those who operate the privately run, publicly funded charter chains. Tell your senator to support charter accountability SB 148.
OFT applauds the House Finance Committee for stopping attacks on workers' rights by removing amendments eliminating collective bargaining and pensions for some teachers. The bill was approved by the House April 22 without those SB 5-like provisions and now goes to the Senate.
Members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers today walked with Reynoldsburg teachers on the picket line in their fight against SB 5 tactics to eliminate their rights as workers. Toledo Federation of Teachers President Kevin Dalton and Cincinnati Federation of Teachers President Julie Sellers joined a group of OFT representatives who visited with Reynoldsburg educators picketing at Hannah Ashton Middle School and French Run Elementary School.
In a press conference July 28 state Reps. Matt Huffman and Andy Thompson grossly misstated teachers' opinions of the new Common Core State Standards. Find out what they got wrong.
Members of AFT's PSRP division and AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson joined Public Services International, the global public service workers union, to help kick off its new endeavor, the Educational Support and Cultural Workers Network, at its founding meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Ohio Federation of Teachers is proud to announce the election of two Ohio leaders to national roles with the American Federation of Teachers. Find out who is representing you on the national stage.
More candidates earned OFT's endorsement for their pledge to support public education, public workers and the services that give everyone an opportunity to succeed.
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We are pleased that the final version of the teacher evaluation law approved by the legislature excluded a list of drastic measures piled on by the House in recent weeks as yet another attack on Ohio educators.