Parent

Mandy’s Plea

Dennis Kucinich, former Mayor of Cleveland, State Senator and U.S. Congressman, recently led a series of  town halls across Ohio about the impact of the failed Charter School Industry on Public Education and Ohio Taxpayers. I organized and promoted the …

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Teacher

Brianne’s Story

My name is Brianne Kramer, and I used to be a high school advisor at Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), a K12, Inc. owned school. I worked at OHVA from November 2013 to November 2014. I have been in education for …

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Teacher

Dawn’s Story

I am a public school teacher in Oberlin, Ohio. As I do year after year, I had my fifth-graders write editorials for the Newspaper in Education contest sponsored by our local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper. And as I always do, I gave …

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Parent

Melissa’s Story

I am Melissa Marini Švigelj-Smith, a parent activist from Cleveland who’s very concerned about excessive testing- so concerned that I spoke to the Board of Education of the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools and requested that the board adopt a policy that …

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Teacher

Dan’s Story

Dan Greenberg, Founder, Northwest Ohio Friends of Public Education As a teacher and a parent in Sylvania, Ohio, I know that a strong public education is critical for children and the community. In recent years, though, public schools have come …

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Parent

Mandy’s Story

I am Mandy Jablonski, a parent and public education activist from Lorain County Public Education Defenders. Toni Jones, a dedicated parent activist, and I did some research and put together information about the amount of money that every district in …

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