Ted Strickland on Education

Last Updated : Aug 16, 2010

Summary

Governor Strickland has outlined a plan that uses an "evidence-based" approach to funding the school system in Ohio. He has started a program of family and community "engagement teams" to assist in education goals. He has increased the percentage of the budget which is allocated to education from 48% to 61%.

While in Congress, Governor Strickland voted in favor of No Child Left Behind, against the DC voucher program, and against allowing people to pay for school with IRA type accounts.

 

Education Funding

 

Family and Community Engagement Teams

 

ProgressOhio

In May of 2009, Governor Strickland outlined a plan for educational reform in Ohio.

 

Campaign Website Statements

Voting Record

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

No Child Left Behind was the primary focus of the Bush administration prior to 9/11. The bill requires states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students in certain grades, if those states are to receive federal funding for schools. The Act does not assert a national achievement standard; standards are set by each individual state. The bill got the support of most Democrats and Republicans and passed the House in a 384-45 vote. Ted Strickland voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Ted Strickland voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

DC Scholarship Program

In 1998, the House voted on an amendment to the yearly appropriations bill to Washington D.C.. The amendment allocated $7 Million dollars to a program for scholarships to low-income children. The amendment was ' agreed to with the support of most Republicans and most Democrats. Ted Strickland voted against the DC Scholarship Program.

Ted Strickland voted against the DC Scholarship Program.

Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998

This 1998 legislation would have allowed people to take money from their IRAs to pay for qualified elementary and secondary education expenses, including home schooling expenses. It increased the annual contribution limit from $500 to $2,000. It permits corporations to contribute to education IRAs. Although the bill passed both the house and the Senate, it was vetoed by the President. Ted Strickland voted against the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998.

Ted Strickland voted against the Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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