Rep. Fedor (second from left) takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Fedor (second from left) takes the oath of office for the 131st General Assembly
 Women's Caucus
Women's Caucus
 Rep. Fedor speaks on education measures on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor speaks on education measures on the House Floor
Session
Session
 Rep. Fedor speaks at a press conference
Rep. Fedor speaks at a press conference
 Rep. Fedor speaks at the bill signing of her legislation to reduce demand for human trafficking
Rep. Fedor speaks at the bill signing of her legislation to reduce demand for human trafficking
Rep. Fedor with Reps. Bishoff and Lundy
Rep. Fedor with Reps. Bishoff and Lundy
 Rep. Fedor speaks with Reps. Pillich and Antonio on the House floor
Rep. Fedor speaks with Reps. Pillich and Antonio on the House floor
 Rep. Fedor speaks to legislation on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor speaks to legislation on the House Floor
Rep. Fedor joins members for opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Fedor joins members for opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly
 Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus President Rep.  Teresa Fedor speaking at the sixth annual Women's Lobby Day
Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus President Rep. Teresa Fedor speaking at the sixth annual Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking with constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Fedor joins women's rights advocates in D.C. before SCOTUS case on abortion restrictions
Rep. Fedor joins women's rights advocates in D.C. before SCOTUS case on abortion restrictions
 Rep. Fedor speaks at news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Fedor speaks at news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
 Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Fedor, Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus Chair, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Fedor discusses her "End Demand Act" which unanimously passed in the House
Rep. Fedor discusses her "End Demand Act" which unanimously passed in the House
 Rep. Fedor discusses human trafficking issues at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor discusses human trafficking issues at Women's Lobby Day
 Rep. Fedor addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor addresses attendees at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Fedor at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Fedor at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Fedor signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Fedor signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Reps. Fedor, Antonio, Bishoff, Driehaus
Press Conference on Human Trafficking
Press Conference on Human Trafficking
 Rep. Fedor Speaks to Media About the Dangers of Human Trafficking
Rep. Fedor Speaks to Media About the Dangers of Human Trafficking
 Rep. Fedor and Keynote Speaker Adrian McLemore at the Champion of Children Event
Rep. Fedor and Keynote Speaker Adrian McLemore at the Champion of Children Event
Champion of Children Awards
Champion of Children Awards
 House Session
House Session
 Media Roundtable on Education
Media Roundtable on Education
Rep. Fedor speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Fedor speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
 Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
Reps. Fedor and Gerberry
House Session
House Session
 Champion of Children Awards
Champion of Children Awards
 Reps. Fedor and Heard
Reps. Fedor and Heard
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Fedor speaks out against freezing energy requirements in Ohio
Rep. Fedor speaks out against freezing energy requirements in Ohio
 
 
Representative Teresa Fedor is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives who has represented the 45th and 47th Districts since 2010. She was elected to the Ohio Senate in 2002 and served as a member until 2010, prior to that, the citizens of Toledo elected her to serve the 52nd district of the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000. A proud veteran, she served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, before receiving a B.S. in Education from the University of Toledo.  She spent 18 years in the classroom before pursuing public service.  Protecting ou...
 
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09.30.16 - Fedor Calls For Full Investigation Of Online Charters Following ECOT Court Ruling

 

State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), the highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker on the House Education Committee, responded to today’s ruling by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Jenifer French that found that stopping a state attendance probe into the online charter school ECOT would be in violation of state policies. A state audit of ECOT attendance data revealed the online charter could be defrauding the state and taxpayers by some $60 million during the last year alone by over reporting enrollment by 143 percent during the same period. Judge French’s ruling comes as a response to ECOT’s efforts to stop the state from obtaining additional and accurate attendance data from the online charter.

“Today’s decision reaffirms what education experts, Democratic lawmakers, teachers, parents and I have been saying since the inception of the Republican-led charter school experiment: We cannot let our most vulnerable children be robbed of the opportunity for a lifetime of success just to line the pockets of failing charter school operators,” said Fedor. “This ruling raises new questions as to how state leaders have turned a blind eye to online charter schools cheating our children, taxpayers and traditional schools since 2003. I believe Judge French’s ruling confirms that online charter schools should be held to the same standards and rules as traditional schools to best protect our children’s and the public’s interest in guaranteeing high-quality educational opportunities for children from all backgrounds – especially our most vulnerable.”

Last year, Fedor and others called for the state to investigate Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), another online charter, after a whistleblower contacted her office providing documents that allege OHVA receives more state tax dollars by padding its rolls with chronically truant students.

“It is time for state education officials to get serious about launching a full, statewide investigation of attendance fraud and data manipulation at all online charter schools,” Fedor added. “ECOT is merely a wakeup call for elected officials who have been dragging their feet on enforcing the rules on charter schools while taking campaign cash from those same charter operators. All tax dollars that have been illegally funneled to online charter schools since 2003 should be returned to the local school districts that paid for what amounts to Ohio’s charter school fraud tax.”

Last year, Fedor and state school board members also called for an investigation into a top state education official, David Hansen, after it was discovered he scrubbed failing grades from many online charters. The deliberate omissions by Hansen boosted the ratings of charter school sponsors, potentially qualifying them for additional state benefits.

 
 

09.15.16 - Fedor: GOP Public Education Privateers Should Correct Course By Making Grading Gimmicks Walk The Plank

 

Following the state’s release of so-called school “report cards” today, state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), the House Democratic Caucus education lead – is releasing the open letter below to all statewide news editors and education reporters:

“The floggings will continue until morale improves.” This famous line attributed to Captain Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty has also been used to summarize the state of contemporary education policy. Now that the federal government has recognized the flaws inherent in trying to promote learning through punishment and set a new course with the more flexible Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ohio could also right our course. Instead, Republicans and the Ohio Department of Education are more than doubling-down on the punishment strategy by delivering six letter grades in a gimmick known as the state school report card.

 
 

08.19.16 - Fedor Urges Head Start Providers To Keep Pushing For Federal Funding Before Wednesday Deadline

 

With a looming Aug. 24 deadline to apply for funds through the federal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants, State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) gathered with over 20 childcare experts and providers from across the state today for a news conference call to urge other Head Start providers to pursue the federal grant while the Toledo lawmaker fights for the reversal of a new Kasich Administration restriction that prohibits layering state and federal funds for early childhood education.

“I don’t want people to lose hope. Our children’s future depends on us pushing forward, collectively with one voice to say we will not back down,” said Fedor. “We will fight for our future. We will fight for our children.”

 
 

08.17.16 - Rep. Fedor Pushes To Reverse Devastating Cuts To Early Childhood Education

 

State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today called on Gov. Kasich to put a stop to an administrative rule change effective Sept. 6 that will negatively impact Head Start/ childcare partnerships across the state by leaving them with fewer resources to provide critical enrichment opportunities to vulnerable, low-income Ohio children and their families. Lucas County Commissioners and leaders along with Lucas County, Cuyahoga County and Summit County Democratic lawmakers joined Republican state Senators Peggy Lehner, Shannon Jones and Bill Beagle in writing to Gov. Kasich to ask him to reverse the administrative rule change. 

“Just as the new school year is set to begin, the administration is changing the rules in order to cut millions of dollars in Head Start and childcare funding,” said Fedor, the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Education Committee. “We must get back on track to advance our early initiatives across our state.”

 
 
 
Representative Teresa Fedor
District 45
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6017
Fax      (614) 719-6947
Email Representative Fedor
 
Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term