What you need to know about Friedrichs and how it threatens families. ESSA timeline precludes thoughful stakeholder input. State report card flaws make them irrelevant. See this and more in the OFT Update e-newsletter.
Publications and Reports
What should the new state superintendent bring to education leadership? What thoughts do you have about the ESSA? Read more about this and other topics of interest to OFT members.
What do changes to the OTES Framework mean for teachers? Check out new test blueprints and educator resources.
What's new for A1 teachers? Find out in the OFT Update - Professional Issues e-newsletter.
How is input from OFT members informing improvements to the evaluation frameworks and resident educator program? Find out in the OFT Update - Professional Issues e-newsletter.
What do Ohio's children need in a new state superintendent? We need you to help stop another SB 5-like attack on workers. Plus other information of interest to our members.
OFT endorses Issue 1 for fair redistricting
OFT endorses passage of Issue 1, a ballot measure that would make it harder for politicians to manipulate state legislative districts for partisan gain. Issue 1 would prohibit drawing districts primarily to favor or disfavor a political party and require that districts reflect how voters actually voted. Learn more about Issue 1.
Is reducing testing enough? President Cropper's blog
Tell Duncan to revoke $71M grant to expand Ohio charters - OFT President Cropper's blog
Ohio's failed charter school program is the laughingstock of the nation. Open any Ohio newspaper (or their websites) and you'll see coverage of scandal, mismanagement, failed academics. Yet the U.S. Department of Education awarded Ohio a $71 million grant to expand charter schools. Read President Cropper's blog. Tell the USDOE and Secretary Arne Duncan to revoke the grant.
In their final days of the session, state legislators enacted several measures to dismantle public education. Find out how the state budget and other bills destroy our public schools and attack teachers.