Ohio Charter Students Outperformed By Traditional Public Schools, Says Report

cover2_smA recently released report from researchers at Stanford University seriously questions the amount of learning imparted to Ohio’s charter school students. The report, released by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) is titledMultiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States. It contains a longitudinal, student-level data analysis that covers more than 70 percent of the nation’s students that attend charter schools, including Ohio. Multiple Choice includes over 1.7 million records from more than 2400 charter schools.

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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.

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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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Education On Governor Strickland’s Agenda

When you ask Ohio Governor Ted Strickland who has left an indelible mark on who he is today, he’s quick to answer.

“The most important influences in my life have been teachers.”

“Teachers have incredible power and monumental influence. What’s most important…is that (teachers) need to be respected by the government.”

Governor Strickland has begun to speak publicly about his 6 point plan to improve the educational system in the state of Ohio. Officially unreleased at this point, his plan leaves no student—or teacher—behind. Strickland recently spoke exclusively to The CEA Voice about his 6 point plan.

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