Ohio intern Rachel Roseberry wrote this guest post.
They say the pen is mightier than the sword. In this case, we can only hope. Ohio State Senator Jon Husted (former State Speaker of the House) recently penned a letter to Governor Strickland, the President of the Senate, and the current Speaker detailing Ohio's shortcomings in its personal Race to the Top. He states that he is proposing legislation to correct these deficiencies; namely to lift the various caps Ohio currently has on new charter schools and to revise Ohio's value-added assessments for teachers and principals.
Senator Husted notes that Ohio now has the chance to start making decisive steps towards complying with the Race to the Top guidelines and ultimately to put in place better practice. As our own Terry Ryan says, can we afford to stumble into this federal funding any longer?