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Randi Weingarten and NYC teacher Tamara Simpson

Attacks on public education in America by extremists and culture-war peddling politicians have reached new heights (“lows” may be more apt), but they are not new. The difference today is that the attacks are intended not just to undermine public education but to destroy it.



Teachers may appeal their evaluation performance scores by submitting a time stamped written Request for Review to the attention of Brad Dillman, Peer Assistance and Review Facilitator.  This can be submitted to either the Human Resources front desk or by emailing the Request for Review directly to Brad Dillman within 10 working days of receiving their Final Summative Rating report.  The Peer Review Panel shall review the documentation and determine if the evidence supports the scores given by the school

In the next week CPS should be issuing final school budgets, which kicks off the process of filling vacancies, considering transfer requests, and finalizing teaching assignments for the next school year.
Some teachers will be “surplussed” from their current schools. Other teachers may be reassigned as staffs are shuffled to fill positions for the coming school year. In addition, there will be opportunities for teachers to look for new positions in the upcoming “transfer rounds”. Some of you will be serving on school interview committees or may be interviewed for new positions. While the

President Sellers has written a very in depth OP-Ed piece that she has sent to the Enquirer for publish. Pleas read this piece as it explains how the election will affect Cincinnati Public Schools. Click here to read.

Protecting Public Schools

Ohio’s public schools and their teachers are under assault from politicians in Washington and Columbus who seem more focused on serving the agenda of their deep pocketed donors than America’s families and children. .....Read more


CFT/CFOP and CFT-Retirees are concerned about decisions facing the STRS Ohio Board and the impact their decisions will have on the stability of our retirement fund.

It has come to our attention that the STRS Board members will soon make decisions that may impact:

  • the amount of the active teacher contribution to the pension plan (Proposed 3% increase over 3 years)
  • elimination of COLA (cost of living allowance) for ALL STRS retirees, including current members.
  • increasing the final average over 10 years

We invite active, retired teacher and STRS members to hear first hand what possible action could