House Higher Education

Ohio House Higher Education Committee votes to pass massive overhaul bill

BY: - December 7, 2023

A massive bill that would upend Ohio colleges and universities passed by a 8-7 vote in the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday morning.  Senate Bill 83, which passed in the Senate earlier this year, now awaits further consideration in the House. However, Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens R-Kitts Hill, said last week the bill isn’t […]

Testimony on Ohio’s proposed higher ed overhaul shows more than 130 opposed and 14 in support

BY: - November 30, 2023

A Cleveland State University associate professor gave Senate Bill 83 — a massive proposed piece of legislation that would overhaul higher education in Ohio — a failing grade. “Any student that’s dissatisfied with their professor, perhaps because of free speech, that professor can be punished,” John Plecnik said during Wednesday’s House Higher Education Committee hearing […]

Republican Senator faces many questions over new version of Ohio higher education overhaul bill

BY: - November 6, 2023

A proposal to massively overhaul higher education in Ohio has gotten a rewrite. An anti-striking provision is out, but a new retrenchment provision was added, and tenure evaluation based on if an educator allegedly showed bias remains in the new version of the bill. State Sen. Jerry Cirino, R-Kirtland, introduced another substitute bill for Senate […]

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Supporters testify in favor of transgender bathroom ban for Ohio colleges and K-12 schools

BY: - October 19, 2023

Those who testified in support of an Ohio bill that would ban transgender students from using the bathroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity were meet with sharp questioning from members of the House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.  House Bill 183 would require Ohio K-12 schools and colleges to mandate that […]

House committee passes bill banning trans athletes from Ohio women’s sports, talks higher ed bill

BY: - May 11, 2023

The controversial bill that would prevent trans athletes from participating in Ohio women’s sports and youth athletics passed by a 8-6 vote in the Higher Education Committee on Wednesday morning.  All five Democrats on the committee and state Rep. Gayle Manning, R- North Ridgeville, voted against the bill.  State Rep. Jena Powell, R-Arcanum, introduced House […]