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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