Ohio Senate Approves Changes to Ed Reforms Despite Gov's Objections

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

The clash between Kasich and the GOP-controlled Senate emerged earlier this week when the Republican governor warned that the proposed changes to the third-grade reading requirements would weaken his efforts to emphasize reading.

Kasich proposed retaining third-graders who are unable to read at grade level after two years of intensive intervention.

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