COLUMBUS — January 27, 2010 — Today, Ohio Education Association President Patricia Frost-Brooks issued the following statement in response to Governor Ted Strickland’s State of the State address:
“Governor Strickland continues his strong leadership and his commitment to public education while balancing the budget in tough economic times. A strong public education system lays the foundation for a strong economy and more job opportunities for Ohioans.
The Governor has set in motion bold ideas on preparing students for the 21st century, and a comprehensive and responsible approach to funding public education. Despite our economic challenges, Governor Strickland has embraced the connection between revitalizing Ohio’s communities and energizing our public schools. He is working in the best interests of our students by equipping them with the skills necessary for the jobs of the future and freezing college tuitions to expand higher education opportunities.”
The Ohio Education Association (ohea.org) represents 121,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.
CONTACT: Michele Prater
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