In my letter last week I talked about some of the plans outlined in Gov. Kasich’s State of the State speech to improve prospects for those who need extra help getting a high school diploma.
One million Ohioans have never graduated from high school, and we are adding roughly 24,000 youngsters to their ranks each year. We must look for new strategies to stop that flow and, at the same time, whittle down the number of adults without a diploma.
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Last week I was fortunate to attend Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State speech in Medina. I felt privileged that education played a fundamental role in his remarks. I’m truly inspired that our state’s highest office-holder shares my concerns—and I’m sure yours—for Ohio’s drop-outs and our struggling girls and boys who are still in school. Without major help, these Ohioans will miss out on so many opportunities for good jobs, careers and other positive things in life.
I want to give you a quick rundown of some of the education initiatives Gov. Kasich proposed.