Tell your legislator to change teacher evaluations via SB 229 - learn about this and other issues impacting the work of OFT members in this edition of our e-newsletter.
Publications and Reports
Convention outcomes inspiring - OFT President Melissa Cropper
I am so inspired by the great work of our members during the 76th OFT Convention Feb. 20-22 attended by more than 150 delegates from all areas of Ohio. Find out what transpired at this year's policy setting gathering.
And now a few words from our members - OFT President Melissa Cropper
I could explain the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System and the problems it's causing in the classroom, but our members' voices are much more powerful. A must read.
Learn about the most recent attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights, Mobilization May, a Voter Bill of Rights campaign and more in OFT's e-newsletter.
OFT Update (e-newsletter) 12.19.13
Holiday break is for time with family, friends - OFT President Melissa Cropper: This holiday season, my wish for you is that you can slow down, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Read this and other OFT news.
OFT Update (e-newsletter) 12.6.13
Blended learning creates meaningful shift in teaching and learning. Find out how.
The Dec. 3 release of the OECD's latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results show that U.S. students are being outperformed by students in most other developed nations. The crucial question we face now is whether the U.S. has the political will to move away from the failed policies and embrace what works in high-performing countries so that we can reclaim the promise of public education.
Teachers are No. 2 in overall wellbeing, trailing only physicians, in a new Gallup poll. Nevermind media reports that make teaching in America look like a horrible job. Join the conversation on OFT President Melissa Cropper's blog where she discusses whether the poll's findings hold true here in Ohio.
A new report makes clear that America's teachers—both union and nonunion—recognize the importance of unions in strengthening the teaching profession and our public schools. Many findings are consistent with what AFT members have been saying for years, that what teachers want most and get least are the tools, time and trust to be better teachers and help their students learn and grow. Read more ...