Last October, a group of OEA members met with Congressman Dan Boren to address the "Highly Qualified" issue for special education teachers.
Congressman Boren agreed to address our concerns in a letter to education Secretary Margaret Spellings. During a conference call with the Congressman today, he confirmed the letter had been sent.
We also discussed NEA's positive agenda for the reauthorization of ESEA, or the "NCLB" law. Congressman Boren is very supportive of the positive agenda's amendments and looks forward to supporting them.
Visiting with Congressman Boren last October were Greg Johnson, Mustang; Cheryl Dowell, Comanche; Becki Munholland, Healdton; Janice Stotts, McCloud; Linda Hampton, Pleasant Grove in Seminole; and me.