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Ohio Funders Say Standards for Teachers Need to Be Raised

By The Associated Press — January 27, 2009 1 min read

A report says Ohio needs higher teacher standards and recommends making it easier to fire bad educators.

The recommendation was issued Jan. 20 by the Ohio Grantmakers Forum, a group of private and corporate foundations that together give more than $300 million a year to Ohio schools. The group also recommended dropping Ohio’s high school graduation tests and replacing them with other ways of gauging critical-thinking skills and readiness for college and work.

The report came one week before Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, was expected to announce his plans for school reform.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 28, 2009 edition of Education Week