How Does Your Legislator Stack Up?
OEA’s 2020 Legislative Guide is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about our legislators. The 2020 Legislative Dashboards give you information on voting records, accessibility ratings, committee assignments, time in office, contact information and more.
How does a bill become law?
It’s not exactly Schoolhouse Rock, but this chart from the state House of Representatives is a great graphic to explain how an idea can work through the legislative process to become law.
Every decision for education is a political decision.
When it comes to education, being involved in politics is vital not only for the Oklahoma Education Association, but also for teachers and support professionals.
Every decision made for education is a political decision. The Oklahoma Legislature decides salary and benefits for education employees, how many days a teacher will be in the classroom, how many hours a teacher is to spend in the classroom and how much professional development is necessary to keep certification. Local school boards determine working conditions and budget line items, and hires a superintendent that manages the district.