Rep. West Applauds Delay Of Ohio's ESSA Plan Submission
Lawmaker says public input is fundamental to get education right in Ohio
March 15, 2017
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State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement regarding the state’s decision to delay submission of Ohio’s education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

“I am extremely pleased with Superintendent Paolo DeMaria’s decision to delay the implementation of Ohio’s new education plan under ESSA. The original April deadline did not allow enough time for honest, thorough feedback from our teachers, parents and students.

“The decision to delay was the result of dedicated efforts from concerned citizens in communities across Ohio. I encourage those who were active in this effort to stay vocal and express your concerns about our state’s education plan whenever and wherever possible. I plan to host a series of public forums in the coming weeks and months to seek additional community input on the best methods for improving our education system.” 

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