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:
Sarah L. Roberts: Former teacher and OEA member opposed to high-stakes testing.
Mary Pritchard: Conservative who opposes Common Core.
Important things happening in Ohio.
From ABC 22 in Dayton.
Ohio’s incoming class of 2018 has tougher graduation requirements.
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.
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.
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.
John Kasich (R) on Education. Supports Education Reform.
Charles Earl (L) does not specifically include education on his issues list.
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.
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.
So, you’ve started to get informed. You’re gathering information and concerned about public education. You’ve heard the call. Now what?
Get involved locally:
Get involved state-wide:
Contact the Ohio Department of Education.
Write to Peggy Lehner, Montgomery County’s district 6 Senator and Chair of the Senate Education Committee.
Contact Governor John Kasich.
Contact Congressman Mike Turner, who represents Montgomery County.
Get involved with the UCC’s Justice in Education Mission.
Like Save Ohio Schools on Facebook.
Get involved nationally:
Contact Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education.
Follow and sign petitions with the Network for Public Education.
Join and sign petitions with Parents Across America.