The impact of education on our economy and the quality of life for all Ohioans cannot be emphasized enough.
We must improve state funding for K-12 education. The current funding in the 2020-21 state budget is lower than 2005 when adjusted for inflation. Our local school districts are at a disadvantage and forced to rely heavily on property taxes. We need a formula that reflects real educational costs and decreases dependence on local levies. I will work to support the change in this formula and provide fair funding for all school districts in Ohio.
I will also work to increase access to affordable, quality pre-K for children in all districts. This early year of education provides a better start and improves kindergarten readiness in children.