West Responds To Dept. Of Education District Report Cards
Canton rep calls for improved schools, promises legislative action
September 15, 2017
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State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today responded to the state Department of Education’s recent release of school district report cards:

“I believe that while every school should constantly strive to improve, the Department of Education does not provide the support and stability necessary for those improvements. The educators I speak with say that the department’s constant changes in standards and the threat of the state government taking over their schools makes it harder for them to focus on their students.

“I was pleased to see Canton schools outperform most of Ohio’s other major cities, and believe that the best years for Stark County schools are ahead. My kids are enrolled in Stark County public schools and have received a phenomenal education there. I plan to introduce bipartisan legislation in the coming weeks to provide the stability and resources that students and teachers need to allow our schools to excel.”

West’s House district contains the majority of three school districts: Canton City Schools, Canton Local Schools and Massillon City Schools.

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