Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald issued the following statement on the recently released Casey Foundation report, showing Ohio has one of the nation’s worst achievement gaps between black and white students.
“This report makes it clear that Governor Kasich’s approach to the achievement gap is failing our students. There is no reason Ohio should be doing worse than the rest of the nation. As Governor, I will address this issue at its source by investing in early childhood education and working to close our state’s opportunity gap. We cannot continue Governor Kasich’s policy of doing too little, too late for students who have already fallen behind.”
KASICH FAILING STUDENTS FROM PRE-K TO COLLEGE
Ohio’s Achievement Gap is Widespread & One of Nation’s Worst: “While gaps between achievement of black and white students are not new, the study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports that Ohio’s black children fared particularly poorly compared with the rest of the country. In addition, data from the Ohio Department of Education shows the problem of achievement gaps stretches across every corner of the state.” [Newark Advocate, 4/28/2014]