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Failing Ohio’s Schools: The “Youngstown Plan” (HB70)

Columbus Northwest Blues Presents an Issue Forum on
March 11, 2019 – 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Friends Theater, 2800 Tremont Rd.,. Upper Arlington

6:15-6:30 Sign In
6:30 Program begins promptly

Ohio’s public schools are under threat. A recent state law, HB70, also known as “The Youngstown Plan,” brings into question the continued viability and improvement of our public school systems.

If you care about Ohio’s educational (and economic) future; if you care about the educational success of our children, join us for a panel of educators and public officials who can help us understand the issues around this new law. We will also explore how we stop Ohio’s educational decline and advocate for good public schools for all of our children.

Antoinette Miranda, Ph.D.: Description of HB70 and interpretation/implication of Failing Report Cards
Michaela Burriss: Impetus for HB70 and status of opposing lawsuit
Allison Russo, Ph.D.: Legislative climate and future directions
Jeanne Melvin: Effect of Youngstown plan on Youngstown schools and students

Questions & Answers
Panel responds to audience questions
Discussion of action steps
Program Closing

Cosponsored by Upper Arlington Progressive Action and Organizing for UA and NW Columbus.

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