The OCAAUP annual meeting took place during the last weekend of October. Attendees heard reports from state and national AAUP leadership, including government relations and pension updates, and approved the 2023 budget.
During our luncheon, journalist and author Will Bunch joined us virtually to discuss his new book, After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics–And How to Fix It. Bunch gave insightful commentary about rising college costs, the political divide between those with and without bachelor’s degrees, among other topics.
In addition, Cynthia Peeples, one of the founders of the “Honesty for Ohio Education” coalition, delivered a presentation called, “Grassroots Organizing and the Fight for Honest Education in Ohio.” She discussed the various “educational gag order” bills in Ohio and how she has helped organize around these issues.
We appreciate all of our members who participated in person and virtually to hear about the important work of the Ohio Conference!