Buckeye State: Better than average

Education Week released its Quality Counts 2008 report today. This influential and objective annual report gives Ohio another B-minus. Here are some key takeaway points:

  1. Ohio's children start school less prepared for school success than their peers across the country;

  2. The state's assessment and accountability system is one of the nation's best;

  3.  The state, despite the cries of many, does a fairly decent job of investing in its children and has high marks for educational equity;

  4. The state's greatest challenge continues to be the education gap between rich and poor; and whites and minorities; and

  5. Ohio's teachers are paid well in comparison to comparable Ohio workers.

Check out the report here.

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