Changes in society = changes in education
- The Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population has grown 80 percent between 1990 and 2010, making up nine percent of the total US population in 2010. The top five languages in the national LEP population in 2010 were Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog.
- In 1997, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Ohio’s heavy reliance on property taxes for school funding as unconstitutional. Governor Kasich had hoped to release a new formula by January, but appears as if he won’t meet the self-imposed deadline.
- A rise in post-secondary enrollment increases wealth for both the individual and the state: the individuals’ salary increases dramatically (84 percent), and the state saves money in areas like health care, public assistance, corrections, and education.
- Madeira High School is partnering with local businesses to give students experience in the work force before even entering college. This is an attempt to combat a growing “skills gap” in which many young adults are not career ready when they leave school.
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