A consistent element throughout the top education news stories of 2015 is communities, educators and parents rising up and collectively taking action.
Tag: Ohio Gov. John Kasich
US Ed Dept. notified Ohio it must “refrain from drawing down any Charter School Program funds” until state provides audited information about charter performance, transparency and accountability.
There is far too little information provided by states about how tax monies are being spent by charters or by for-profit firms they are tied to.
Ohio’s growing charter school crisis, long a subject of local news interest, appears to be morphing into an issue that could flatten Kasich’s presidential campaign.
According to Kasich, the problem with education is that teachers, when not in class, spend their time sitting in fancy teachers lounges discussing low pay and vanishing benefits.
“I don’t have to be, and we as educators don’t have to be, millionaires to have a voice for our students.” — NH teacher Allison Estes-Browne
“Teachers need to send a message to anti-public education reformer Campbell Brown and the Republican candidates speaking at the Ed Summit 2015, that we are tired of their failing vision.”
Educators, community members argue that eliminating the rule will encourage underfunded schools to eliminate teachers and staff members in areas deemed unessential for state standardized tests.
“YOU are disrespecting our teachers. YOU are disrespecting the students. YOU are disrespecting our community.” — Reynoldsburg parent Emily Davis to school board.
While charter school operators in those states are not alone in their questionable, if not legally suspect, conduct and practices, a common denominator is the inaction of governors.