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Jennifer Scurlock, Eugene EA member

Advocating for Change

In every corner of Oregon, we’re with you, fighting for our students. Fighting for our future.
We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable to our communities. And we need your help to make it happen.
Ready to help us improve classroom conditions, secure school funding, and advance justice? Here’s how you can get involved.

Action Center

We’ll advocate for fully-funded public schools. We’ll dismantle unjust systems. We’ll give our students the opportunities they need to succeed. Help us make it happen.

Solidarity Summer Toolkit

We believe that solidarity is a verb. As educators of all races and from all places, we have the power to push policies that improve our public schools, challenge oppressive systems, and create a more equitable and inclusive society. When we speak together, our voices are too loud to ignore.
Nicole Butler-Hooton, Indigenous Educator
How do we lift up, support, and retain educators of color in the profession? Our time is now to address the racial climate and to empower the next generation of teachers, specifically BIPOC teachers, to lead the change.
Quote by: Nicole Butler-Hooton, Eugene EA Member and 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year
A crowd of members stand at a rally by a riverside all dressed in red, waiting for someone to speak to the crowd.

Ready to stand up for public schools?

Learn more about the issues and policies that impact public education, then take action to support students.

Speak Up For Students and Public Schools

When we act together and lift our voices together in unison, we can improve the lives of children.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).