Ohio Youth Voices (a project that my employer, Ohio Fair Schools is collaborating on) met with legislators this week. Thanks to Progress Ohio for covering it. They are getting some mainstream press as well, starting with a nice piece today by Dispatch columnist Ann Fisher:
- The students gathered in February to consider obstacles to their educational and economic success. They learned immediately that they share similar struggles despite their differences in geography.
Whether from the city or the country, they learned that they struggle with overflowing classrooms and too few textbooks. Their guidance counselors are spread too thin. The counselors are overwhelmed by the demands of state-mandated testing. They don't have time to guide their flocks to college, too.