The fund for children and public education. a presentation by Central OEA/NEA Kevin Griffin - Central FCPE Chair. What is FCPE?. Non-partisan political action fund for candidates who support public education. Politics in Ohio. SB5 HB 153 - Evaluation, Value-Added, Funding
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The fund for children and public education • a presentation by Central OEA/NEA • Kevin Griffin - Central FCPE Chair
What is FCPE? Non-partisan political action fund for candidates who support public education.
Politics in Ohio • SB5 • HB 153 - Evaluation, Value-Added, Funding • SB 316 - Merit Pay, District Ratings, 3rd grade reading, Evaluations, Charter Schools, Teacher Retesting, Seniority, Vouchers • Cleveland Plan • Public Pension
A sign of times to come? 2/3 no contract As contracts expire they are being replaced with a handbook created by school boards. • Pay decrease of $4,000-$5,000 (HC and pensions) • Longer school days • Reduced sick days • Elimination of sick leave bank • Reduced Prep time • Additional duties w/o stipends • Dress Code
In 2010 business spent $1,317,977,729 (1.3 Billion) lobbying compared to $92,355,686 spent by all labor groups. Source: opensecrets.org Who’s Telling your story?
Good News (for Ohio) • We Are Ohio was formed • SB5 was crushed • 10 educators running for office • Voters First • More people are paying attention • More people are getting involved
We Believe: • Teachers and Support Staff are committed to the success of every child. • Students need to be at the center of education reform.
To Ensure the Success of Every Student: • Educators, students, parents, AND POLITICIANS need to be held accountable.
To Ensure the Success of Every Student: • We need funding for: • smaller class sizes • professional development • related arts classes • prep time • reliable evaluations • higher salaries • safe and supportive learning environments
FCPE is not about political parties, it’s about ISSUES. If you care about: Retirement Class Size Salary Standardized Tests Common Core Evaluations Value-Added Working conditions Voice Then you must care about FCPE
If you need the link to this movie then email me: Kevin Griffin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: What is the Union doing about X? Answer: We are being proactive. We are raising money and educating our members about the importance of elections. Once unfriendly candidates get into office it’s too late.
Quick Summary: • We want what is best for students. • Big business is defining us. • FCPE is about issues, not parties.
Everybody needs to pull their own weight.