The Ohio Education Association testified on House Bill 64 (Ohio’s proposed 2016-2017 budget) on March 5 regarding a number of changes to education policy. Among their concerns:
- The funding formula remains inadequate, with too much going to unaccountable charter schools.
- Use of shared attribution to evaluate teachers may not be the best route.
- De-regulation in hiring for high-performing schools is a slippery slope.
- Establishment of a Senate advisory committee is a positive first step to fixing problems with excessive student testing.
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