Ohio: How the Superintendents of Lorain County Are Fighting for Their Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Peter Greene writes here about the 16 superintendents of Lorain County who are fighting the bad policies that will hurt students, demoralize teachers, and destroy public schools.

Greene has a special interest in Lorain because his first teaching job was at Lorain High School. Where the school was stood is now an empty lot.

The superintendents “have come together to call for big changes, particularly targeting “excessive student testing, overly strict teacher evaluations, loss of state funding to charter and online schools, and other cuts in funding.”

“Funding formulas are a special kind of bizarre in Ohio. According to the superintendents, the state actually pays more to send students to charters and cybers than to send them to public school. They offered some specific examples but the overall average is striking by itself– the state average per pupil payment to traditional public schools is $3,540 per student, but the average…

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One thought on “Ohio: How the Superintendents of Lorain County Are Fighting for Their Schools

  1. The movement to end the profit-making test agenda in Ohio will, with hope, be successful.
    It’s a shame that Centerville has an appointed representative, Gunlock, on the State Board of Education. In an interview with him, a reporter for Cleveland.com, uncovered how little accountability he expected of himself, while on the Board at Richard Allen charter schools.
    IMO, he’s a typical shill for business, with no interest in the collateral damage caused to children and their communities.
    Every American should read the Diane Ravitch blog, to understand what is at stake, when both political parties, pocket political contributions, to privatize and corporatize public education.



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