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He teaches critical race theory. He has problems with GOP efforts to ban it

BY: - April 18, 2022

There’s a certain “slander” at the heart of dueling bills aimed to limit how teachers talk to students about race, sexuality, history, and politics, according to Timothy Messer-Kruse. If you read the legislation, he said, their language presupposes educators are engaged in practices like indoctrinating, guilt-tripping, and forcing their personal politics onto students. As a […]

Ohio may cut college degree requirement for K-12 substitute teachers

BY: - April 15, 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.   It was a struggle even before the pandemic hit, but now, […]

Ohio teachers demand change as wages lag

BY: - December 24, 2020

Ohio teachers are adapting to COVID-19 learning, while also fighting for wages and benefits that are lower than professionals with similar education and experience. Teachers from across the state shared their experiences in an event hosted by the progressive think-tank Policy Matters Ohio. Tati Weaks, of the Greenfield Exempted Schools, which serves portions of Fayette, […]

Local teachers union strikes over school COVID-19 plans

BY: - October 14, 2020

GAHANNA — A Franklin County teachers union voted to strike Tuesday in protest of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District’s hybrid learning model, created as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Gahanna-Lincoln High School, members of the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Association formed a picket line along Hamilton Road, waving signs calling for “safety” and “equity” for […]

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As COVID-19 surges, the idea of reopening schools is becoming very dangerous

BY: - July 16, 2020

As the school year draws near, soaring COVID-19 cases in Ohio have raised doubts in some areas about whether public schools will be able to reopen on schedule.  School districts are set to roll out plans to start the school year, most involving combinations of classroom and remote learning. In my neck of the woods […]