State To Pick Up Most Of The Cost Of Public Education, Lengthen School Year
Governor Ted Strickland says he will boost the state’s share of public education to almost 60 percent as part of what he calls his “plan to build Ohio’s education system anew.”
- The plan will lower what taxpayers are expected to contribute to their local schools.
- Expansion of the school year by 20 days to an average of 200 days.
- The state will also require universal all-day kindergarten and is scrapping the Ohio graduation test and replace it with the ACT college entrance test.
Still no word on how the state will pay for it.