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.

 

 

 

So what can you DO?

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:

Email us at centervillecure@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get information on events and resources.

Attend local school board meetings and get involved with your PTO.

 

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.