FAIR FUNDING HB110 as part of the Senate Budget Hearings – May 2021

Testimony written or in person from our endorsers to the Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee May 2021 on keeping the Fair School Funding Plan in HB 110 in the state budget. (link)

FAIR FUNDING Info (HB305): Fall 2020
Legislative website with info (link)
Jan Resseger’s explanation from Nov 11, 2020 (link)
HCPFE Testimony to Senate Education Committee (link)

Link (HERE) to go our list of local representatives Link (HERE) to go to the Ohio House Directory Link here for our list with contacts to area reps

Ohio House of Reps Map – click where you live to get your rep’s contact info
Ohio Senate Map – click where you live to get your senator contact info

Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy (link) – report on “What The Ohio Constitution Requires Regarding the Public Common School System”

October 2019 – The Heights Coalition prepared a research paper for Rep. Janine Boyd and Sen. Sandra Williams on voucher funding and its impact on districts based on information supplied by the Legislative Service Commission.
-Executive Summary (pdf) -Full Report (pdf)

The Schott Foundation has a tremendous amount of public education advocacy material.  Link (here) to a webinar that Susie and Ari were part of around the national picture on vouchers.

Innovation Ohio produced a September 2019 report analyzing vouchers in Ohio (link)

Cleveland.com report Rich Exner shows that median income and every part of district report cards are directly correlated.  Look at all the graphs that show this (link)

Resistbot (https://resist.bot/).

The Heights Coalition For Public Education’s main position is on our homepage – the one community members endorse to become part of our organization.  Here are our position papers that give more details:

Why High Stakes Testing Doesn’t Make Sense

We Reject The Ohio Report Card

Our August 2017 Tri-Fold

Advocacy Talking Points

EdChoice Voucher Basics



Susie Kaeser’s OpEd in the Plain Dealer June 9, 2019 on the need to ban testing and the League of Women Voter’s new position

-Susie Kaeser:  March 2018 on HB 512 taking power away from elected state board.

-Ari Klein:  August 2018 to Cleveland Heights Citizen’s Advisory Council concerning community block grants given to organization that promote the diversion of public funds from schools

-Jan Resseger:  September 2018 to Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about school funding.


Links we think are important:

Northeast Ohio Friends of Public Education  https://www.neofpe.org/   

Jan Resseger’s blog in general.  Worth reading.

-Of particular note:

September 11, 2019 summary of economist Howard Fleeter’s work analyzing education funding in Ohio specifically equity issues around the Cupp-Patterson legislation. (link)

May 8, 2018 summary of Gordon Lafer’s May 2018 study called: Breaking Point: The cost of charter schools for public school district. (link to Jan’s summary) (Link to the full study)

September 30, 2018 – Jan reports on the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report about what we can do to advocate for public education.  (Link to Jan’s article)(Link to the AROS report)

Diane Ravitch’s blog

Ohio Equity and Adequacy


Blog by Thomas Tultican – Chronology of events that are destroying public education

Innovation Ohio’s listing of how much money has been lost to ECOT between 2012-2016 (link)