Ohio Education Association

COMMENTARY

All in for Ohio Agenda looks to transform education, voting rights, health, safety, and taxes

BY: and - June 17, 2022

Earlier this month, Ohioans of all walks of life gathered outside the Statehouse because we’re sick and tired of what’s happening inside it. Inside, extremist, and unaccountable lawmakers have been pushing policies that would target trangender kids, muzzle teachers and determine when and how we start a family. Meanwhile, some of those same lawmakers are […]

Ohio Governor joins 17 other governors in fighting federal charter school limits

BY: - April 22, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is standing with nearly two dozen other governors in fighting against a proposed federal rule limiting charter school creation. The new rule would be a change to the U.S. Department of Education Charter School Program, and would require charters to prove that a school district they want to join is “over-enrolled” […]

Candidate for Ohio governor pushes summer school to account for COVID learning loss

BY: - April 12, 2022

One gubernatorial candidate is saying the state should push for voluntary summer school to account for losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and his running mate, state Sen. Theresa Fedor, D-Toledo, told reporters on Monday that the state has a “moral obligation” to pay for students to hit the books this […]

Students, educators fight against bill that would prohibit teaching ‘controversial’ topics

BY: - March 11, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Students and educators across Ohio rallied Wednesday against the controversial house […]

COMMENTARY

State report cards should be a wakeup call for Ohio’s charter, voucher hawks

BY: - November 3, 2021

I remember taking home my report cards when I was in school. I was a pretty good student; my grades always reflected my passion for subjects I loved, and more importantly, provided some real-time feedback on areas where improvement was needed — Time management, for example, was a skill I had to learn over time. […]

Redistricting: Education funding hangs in balance with unbalanced districts

BY: - August 18, 2021

The redrawing of legislative maps has an impact on where you go to vote and who to call at the Ohio Statehouse, but it also determines the support students get when they go to school, and what teachers can and can’t do in their classrooms. So say members of teachers unions and education advocates across […]

Public ed coalition plans lawsuit to try to kill EdChoice vouchers

BY: - August 3, 2021

The education coalition behind the case that successfully argued Ohio’s public school system was unconstitutional says they’ll head back to the courts to eliminate the EdChoice private school voucher system. Bill Phillis, executive director for the Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding, said the approval of the fair school funding plan, even […]

Educators favor House school funding overhaul over Senate rewrite

BY: - June 4, 2021

Officials representing Ohio’s teachers say the Senate’s new version of the public school funding overhaul leaves much to be desired, unlike the House version it would replace. “It is a matter of political will and it’s a matter of priorities, and prioritizing public education just doesn’t seem to be where the Senate is when you […]

Subject of ’91 education funding lawsuit sees hope in new formula in state budget

BY: - May 6, 2021

In 1991, Sheridan High School freshman Nathan DeRolph thought Ohio’s education funding formula would change before he entered college. He and his parents had filed a lawsuit against the state that would eventually make it to the Ohio Supreme Court, fighting against the overreliance on property taxes built into public school funding. “I kind of […]

School admins support change to state report cards

BY: - April 15, 2021

The elimination of letter grades on state rankings of K-12 schools would benefit all schools, supporters say, but would especially help schools struggling to help poor and marginalized students. The superintendent of a district with a level of poverty so high that all students are eligible for free meals said the report card puts them […]

Advocates, legislators want more from governor’s education budget

BY: - February 3, 2021

With no changes planned for the state education funding formula included in Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed budget, education advocates and some state legislators are left wanting more. “The devil is always in the details,” said Scott DiMauro, head of the Ohio Education Association, in a statement after the release of the budget. “Education spending must […]

Ohio Board of Education member speaks on participation in ‘Stop the Steal’ event

BY: - January 14, 2021

An Ohio Board of Education member said she merely walked, prayed and waved her American flag on the trip she organized to U.S. Capitol the day it was breached by insurrectionists. As previously reported by the OCJ, elected board member Kirsten Hill organized a bus trip for a “Stop the Steal” event as part of […]