5/3/16 – 5:00 A.M.
Most parents in our region would prefer local control of school curriculum. Those are the findings of a survey conducted by a group of regional school leaders. The Courier reports the Northwest/West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network surveyed people in March to get their input on the issue. Around 4,600 people took the 17 question survey.
Roughly 78 percent of the people who responded said the local school board should control the district. The other choices on that question included the federal government, state government, or unsure. 58 percent of the respondents said, “regulation from the state and federal government” is the biggest issues schools face.
40 percent of those surveyed said public education has gotten worse over the last five years.
The group, which includes Cory-Rawson, Liberty-Benton, McComb and Riverdale, opposes government-mandated education standards. Part of the goal of the network is to regain local control over curriculum, testing, and how money is spent. They plan to show their findings to legislators.
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