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OFT endorses passage of Issue 1, a ballot measure that would make it harder for politicians to manipulate state legislative districts for partisan gain. Issue 1 would prohibit drawing districts primarily to favor or disfavor a political party and require that districts reflect how voters actually voted. Learn more about Issue 1. #YESIssue1
Ohio's failed charter school program is the laughingstock of the nation. Open any Ohio newspaper (or their websites) and you'll see coverage of scandal, mismanagement, failed academics. Yet the U.S. Department of Education awarded Ohio a $71 million grant to expand charter schools. Read President Cropper's blog, Writing the next chapter, for details. Sign the petition telling the USDOE and Secretary Arne Duncan to revoke the grant.
Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30, is all about educating students, parents and education advocates, who are shocked to discover that many part-time professors live below the poverty line due to wages that are a fraction of what full-time faculty earn.
The Ohio Federation of Teachers joined a national coalition of education advocates, including more than 50 affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association, to demand an end to McTeacher’s Nights. On McTeacher’s Nights, McDonald’s recruits teachers to “work” behind the counter and serve burgers, fries and soda to their students and their students’ families. A small portion of the proceeds is donated to the school in return.
The Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Federation of Teachers sent a letter to Ohio's State Board of Education President Thomas Gunlock regarding #chartergate. Read the letter.
House Bill 70, legislation originally introduced to make Community Learning Centers a turnaround school model option for Ohio, was hijacked by the state legislature to takeover Youngstown schools.