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Eye on Equity

Creating safe and supportive schools, so all students can learn.
Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen.
Welcome to Eye on Equity, a resource designed, populated, and inspired by the passionate commitment of OEA members to center equity and transform our practice, learning environments, union, and communities. It will serve as a landing pad for resources and reflection that center equity and unpack all beliefs, behaviors, narratives, and systems that perpetuate marginalization, oppression, and supremacy. We seek to embrace the true history and pluralism that has always been in front of us and to nurture and provide a space that has a powerful impact on your work and life.

Eye on Equity: Historical Calendar

We seek to embrace the true history and pluralism that has always been in front of us and to nurture and provide a space that has a powerful impact on your work and life.

Lesson Plans

Each month we will present lesson plans that have been vetted from strong sources centered on equitable classroom practices and meet requirements for the Oregon Ethnic Studies Standards, Tribal History/Shared History, or Holocaust Education.

Social Justice Literature for Youth

Every month we add new titles to this collection of Social Justice Literature for Youth. You can filter the collection by Early Childhood/Elementary, Middle School, or High School/Young Adult.


Learn more about OEA members working to center equity and transform public education for all.

OEA Equity Filter

We are committed to being thoughtful in our actions and planning to combat implicit and explicit bias.
Member Gloria Pereyra-Robertson
These books also change mindsets and help children develop empathy. It allows them to get to know and get along with many different kinds of children and to recognize the beauty of what we all bring to class.
Quote by: Gloria Pereyra-Robertson, Kindergarten Teacher
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Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

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).