OEA lays out bold vision for 135th General Assembly

[February 7, 2023] As the Ohio House and Senate members begin contemplating the alignment of Governor DeWine’s recently released budget blue book with their goals for this legislative session, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) calls on state leaders to prioritize supporting Ohio’s educators and public school students.

“This legislative session presents a tremendous opportunity to address school funding, the educator shortage, the well-being of our students and staff, and other issues that affect our members and the learners we serve,” OEA President Scott DiMauro wrote in a letter to state lawmakers and the governor laying out OEA’s legislative priorities for the 135th General Assembly.

“OEA looks forward to working collaboratively with lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle to achieve these important goals for our students and the dedicated teachers, support professionals, and faculty members who work with them every day,” DiMauro said.

Priority education issues for this General Assembly to address include the following:

  • Fully funding the Fair School Funding Plan
  • Alleviating school staffing shortages
  • Ending the expansion of private school voucher programs
  • Repealing mandatory student retention under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee
  • Supporting student and staff wellbeing
  • Protecting the voice of educators by supporting unions and defending collective bargaining rights 

More information about each of these legislative priorities can be downloaded here


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