Statement: Release of Governor Kasich’s Proposed School Funding Formula

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January 31, 2013

Contact: David Quolke, 216-513-3747

David James, 330-990-5808

The Ohio 8 Coalition's statement regarding the release of Governor Kasich's School Funding Proposal


"The Ohio 8 will be a continued partner with Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly in finding more ways to build a world-class education system for Ohio. Whether you are a large, medium, or small district – the focus must be on the child. Prioritizing funding for their particular needs is the right approach. For those students with special circumstances, whether they are living in poverty, are disabled, or gifted, or are learning to speak English, we must ensure they get what they need to succeed. We recognize the thematic similarities between this long-standing philosophy and Governor Kasich’s proposal, and we look forward to confirming that connection upon review of the actual bill language"


Ohio 8 Coalition Co-Chairs:

David James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools

 David Quolke, President, Cleveland Teacher's Union