Archives for February 2009

Speak Out: Governor Strickland’s Education Plan


Gov. Ted Strickland recently revealed his eight-year plan for meaningful reform for Ohio’s public schools. Planned changes include longer school days, universal all-day kindergarten, elimination of the Ohio Graduation Tests and initiatives to reduce achievement gaps and dropout rates.

As proposed, Strickland’s budget would increase school funding by at least 4 percent each year for the next two years. The Governor’s funding formula would consider multiple factors, including students’ poverty and individual needs, school enrollment and community wealth. The state would increase its share of funding from 55 to 59 percent.

Your Association would like members to respond to The CEA Blog’s newest Speak Out:

How do you think Governor Strickland’s proposed education reform plan and two-year budget will impact the learning experiences of our students?

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