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Analysis Shows Ohio Has Yet To Reach College And Career-Ready Goals

Nov 13, 2018

An analysis of state school report cards conducted by a pro-charter school group shows Ohio has yet to reach its goal of having 65 percent of working-age adults hold college degrees or industry certificates by 2025. 

Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler explains. 

The Fordham Institute’s Aaron Churchill says the analysis shows only 2 in 5 high school students are meeting college and career ready goals, and those numbers are even lower in Ohio’s eight biggest cities.

“About 60 percent of students are leaving their high school experience without the knowledge and skills really necessary to do well in college and also in technical careers.”

Churchill says incoming Governor Mike DeWine needs to emphasize career and technical education. And though charter schools scored poorly overall on state report cards, Churchill says there are high performing charters in urban areas, and if they’re supported, low-performing schools will do better or potentially close.