About Us

OEA-Retired is unified with NSEA-Retired and NEA-Retired.  It is available to any retired member of OEA who was an active member at the time of their retirement.  OEA-R provides retirees an opportunity to collectively work toward preserving retirement benefits, enhancing health care and assuring the strength of public education.  OEA-R works with other senior organizations to deal with retirement issues while providing a forum and support group for issues unique to retired educators.

The National Education Association

We, the members of the National Education Association of the United States, are the voice of education professionals.  Our work is fundamental to the nation, and we accept the profound trust placed in us.



Our vision is a great public school for every student.



  • To advocate for education professionals
  • To unite our members and the nation in fulfilling the promise of public education
  • To prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world


Core Values

  • Equal Opportunity

We believe public education is the gateway to opportunity.  All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character.

  • A Just Society

We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society.

  • Democracy

We believe public education is the cornerstone of our republic.  Public education provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed, and engaged in our representative democracy.

  • Professionalism

We believe that the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success.  We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, compensation, and respect due to all professionals.

  • Partnership

We believe partnerships with parents, families, communities and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.

  • Collective Action

We believe individuals are strengthened when they work together for the common good.  As education professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.