Jeanne Melvin

Jeanne Melvin

Jeanne Melvin is a retired educator who spent 36 years as a central Ohio public school teacher. Ms. Melvin regularly connects with other public education advocates throughout Ohio to facilitate action plans to support public school districts. She spends much of her free time on public education activism through social media, Statehouse testimony, and community forums, among other actions. Jeanne is a founding member and president of Public Education Partners, a statewide coalition of parents, grassroots citizen groups, school board members, educators, and school administrators that advocates for high quality public education in the Buckeye State.

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Ohio House lawmakers proposing extremist right-wing rewrite of state social studies curriculum

By: - May 17, 2023

Ohio’s legislative majority continues its dishonest attacks on democracy in the Buckeye State. House Bill 103 is a shameful attempt to micromanage Ohio K-12 educational curriculum based on ideology that is rooted in the politically motivated culture wars. HB 103 seeks to replace curriculum created in Ohio, for Ohio’s schools and students, with “American Birthright” […]


Ohio can’t afford to prioritize private and charter schools over fully-funded public schools

By: - February 10, 2023

Gov. Mike DeWine laid out the first budget of his second term in office and centered much of his agenda around education.  DeWine wants to expand private school choice in the Buckeye State, which includes more public funding for private and religious schools and for publicly-funded but privately-operated charter schools.  The governor proposes to increase […]


When it comes to public education critics, the Fordham Institute deserves closer scrutiny

By: and - February 2, 2021

If we remember the Scriptural advice that there is no new thing under the sun, we also might realize there are two things under the sun which aren’t new but are very predictable. Meet, yet again, Halley’s Comet and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. With the comet, we know when it will return and light […]