What does ESSA mean for OFT members?

Like parents, teachers believe that there is so much more to children than test scores. We are frustrated by a testing culture that ties our hands. We want our students to feel the joy of learning. Find out how we can get there with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 


President’s Message June 2016

June 2016 President’s Message

       Well, time really does go fast when you are having fun!  After the second Thursday of this month (June), we will have completed another cycle of chapter meetings, and a Gala to celebrate 40 years of existence as a retiree chapter, and 25 years as a retiree chapter chartered by the American Federation of Teachers.

Chapter Meetings


OFT has moved on FB - move with us

We've got a new FB fan page. To stay with us on FB, click www.facebook.com/OFTunion and "like" that page. The old one is no longer used.

Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.