Education

Over the last seven years, Ohio’s schools have fallen from 5th in the nation to 22nd – as Columbus politicians have voted to outsource our schools to for-profit corporations instead of working to improve our education system.

That’s why Connie proposes an Education Stimulus Package – to make Ohio classrooms the best in the nation and a catalyst for future job growth. Connie’s plan will:

  • Provide universal Pre-K for all Ohioans – because studies show that early education is the number one factor of future academic success.
  • Fairly and equitably fund all K-12 districts, while ensuring local control – because all students deserve opportunity, regardless of their zip code.
  • Support STEM schools and programs like “coding in the classroom” to strengthen math and science skills and prepare students for a new age economy.
  • Encourage balanced K-12 curriculums including funding for arts, music, and outlets for creative expression in the classroom.
  • Ensure charter schools are delivering results on par with traditional public schools and crack down on charters that outsource our public education to giant corporations.
  • Partner with community colleges to strengthen job and vocational training and give targeted tax credits to businesses that hire skilled apprentices.
  • Create a Debt-Free-College program for all middle class Ohioans who attend an Ohio university and commit to staying in Ohio for ten years after graduation.

Click here to read Connie’s entire Education Stimulus Package