Education is the most important component to our success as individuals and as a nation. Our public schools are the cornerstone of our communities. Policies should promote public education opportunities for all children and value teachers as professionals with important expertise.
We need to listen to our teachers, parents, students, and communities to support educational policies that ensure equal and strong opportunities for all students across Ohio. As a parent, I feel the frustration that a large amount of time is spent checking knowledge rather than learning knowledge.
We should not penalize schools that work with children who need extra support, but instead ensure they have the tools needed for success. Together, at the Statehouse and with our communities, we can make changes to strengthen what’s best for all students.