From a CURE commenter…

Local voters, here is some information from a CURE commenter you may find of interest.

Sarah (Sally) Roberts will be our luncheon guest Oct 16; The other 3 candidates have already spoken:
https://www.facebook.com/ExchangeClubofDayton
DDN voters guide:
http://vote.daytondailynews.com/race-detail.do?id=13532592
LWV voters guide:
http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=12622234#.VDVsy_ldUZe
Statewide perspective:
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/05/democrats-want-to-shift-state-board-of-education.html

November 2014

Elections are just around the corner. Please take time to educate yourself. When it comes to public education, corporate reformers come in all shapes, sizes, and political parties. Take time to read up on the candidates for Governor and for the State Board of Education.

To find out information about registering to vote, where to vote, and who is on the ballot, visit the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

The 3rd District’s State School Board candidates are:

A.J. Wagner: Former judge appointed by Governor Kasich in August 2014.

Sarah L. Roberts: Former teacher and OEA member opposed to high-stakes testing.

Mary Pritchard: Conservative who opposes Common Core.

Charlotte D. McGuire

 

 

November 2014

Ohio, do your research before the November elections roll around. Find out where candidates stand on education. Strong public education is a bipartisan issue with Reform support in both parties.

Read about Governor Kasich’s funding plan for schools here. Then, read how his funding of charter schools short-changes public schools by 6.6% here.

We will be sure to follow challenger Ed Fitzgerald’s stance on education and keep you updated on both candidates on the road to the November elections.

Voter’s Guide

Tomorrow, May 6, 2014, is Ohio’s Primary Election. Because both Republicans and Democrats have equally undermined public education with No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, voting along your established party line can’t be always be trusted. It’s important to understand where candidates stand on Education Reform. We’ve compiled the information we can find on Ohio’s primary candidates, and it’s still unclear in some cases, so make sure you check some additional resources before you head to the ballot box.

Compare candidates by typing in your address or zip code with Vote Ohio or Dayton Daily News Voter Guide.

Research all ballot issues and candidates on Ballotpedia or On the Issues including the following raced which will determine the November general elections.

Governor

John Kasich (R) on Education. Supports Education Reform.

Edward Fitzgerald (D) on Ohio’s Achievement Gap. He is endorsed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers.

Charles Earl (L) does not specifically include education on his issues list.

Attorney General

Mike DeWine (R) on Education. Voted yes on school vouchers.

David Pepper (D) does not specifically include education on his issues list.

Steven Linnabery’s (L) facebook page.

Secretary of State

Jon Husted’s (R) website.

Nina Turner (D) is endorsed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers.

Treasurer of State

Josh Mandel (R) on Education. Supports privatization.

Connie Pillich’s (D) website. Advocate against slashing public school funding.

10th Congressional District (Includes Centerville)

Mike Turner (R) votes on Education.

Bill Conner (D) on Education. Opposes charter schools and vouchers.

David A. Harlow (L) on Education.

Robert Klepinger’s (D) facebook page.

John D. Anderson’s (R) facebook page.