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:
Ohio's children start school less prepared for school success than their peers across the country;
The state's assessment and accountability system is one of the nation's best;
The state, despite the cries of many, does a fairly decent job of investing in its children and has high marks for educational equity;
The state's greatest challenge continues to be the education gap between rich and poor; and whites and minorities; and
Ohio's teachers are paid well in comparison to comparable Ohio workers.
Check out the report here.
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