Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Dealth Penalty Critics Focus on Difficult Execution
An Ohio execution that took five times longer than usual on Tuesday is being played up by critics of capitol punishment. They’re trying to use it as ammunition for their drive to kill off the death penalty or at least put a moratorium on it. Still, there’s no evidence that the execution is prompting the majority of state legislators — who FAVOR capitol punishment — to change their minds.
Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.