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What Kasich Won’t Say in Wilmington Today

COLUMBUS – At an event in Wilmington today, Governor Kasich will take credit for the creation of 100 new, area jobs, the majority of which will pay just $9-11 per hour. But, what Governor Kasich won’t take responsibility for is that there are fewer people employed in Clinton County today then when he took office or […]

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FitzGerald Campaign Statement on FBI Raid of Cincinnati Charter School

COLUMBUS – Following today’s report that the FBI raided a Cincinnati charter school in June as part of an expanding investigation into abuse of federal funds by Ohio charter school operators, FitzGerald Campaign Press Secretary Lauren Hitt released the following statement: “Today’s report that the FBI raided a Cincinnati charter school shows that the abuse […]

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3,200 Petition Signatures on Failing For-Profit Charters Delivered to Governor’s Office

COLUMBUS – Today, concerned parents and teachers delivered 3,200 petition signatures to the Governor’s office demanding that Kasich “stop taking money from our public schools and giving it to failing charter schools run by your wealthy campaign donors.” The full petition is available HERE and the cover letter delivered to Governor with petitions is provided below. July 29, […]

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Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio Endorses FitzGerald for Governor

COLUMBUS – Today, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio endorsed Cuyahoga County Executive and former FBI agent and county prosecutor Ed FitzGerald for Governor. President Jay McDonald cited FitzGerald’s eight years in law enforcement and his promise to restore Governor Kasich’s funding cuts to public safety in the endorsement. McDonald also criticized Kasich’s recent, […]

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What Kasich Won’t Say in Steubenville Today

COLUMBUS -  Today, John Kasich will tout his pro-business record at an Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) event in Steubenville. What the Governor won’t mention at the event is that the Steubenville (OH)/Weirton (WV) region has seen zero job growth since Kasich took office, and that his initial proposal to raise the sales tax would have been so […]

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ICYMI: New Allegations Against Horizon Charter Schools Surface

COLUMBUS – A WHIO-TV report, aired Friday evening, revealed that more teachers, parents, and students have come forward with allegations about false attendance records and test tampering at a state-funded Horizon charter school in Dayton. One student reported being repeatedly paid to darken test circles, and a mother showed that the school listed her daughter […]

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FitzGerald Campaign Statement on the Culture at the Ohio Department of Education

COLUMBUS – Following today’s report that the Communications Director of the Ohio Department of Education gave an offensive online response to charges that the department mishandled its investigation of sexual misconduct at a chain of Ohio charters schools, FitzGerald Campaign Press Secretary Lauren Hitt released the following statement: “This offensive comment reinforces that, under the […]

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Fact Check: Kasich’s “Vigilant” Record on Charters

COLUMBUS – Yesterday, Governor Kasich defended his administration’s oversight of Ohio’s charters schools, saying the Superintendent of the Ohio Department of Education had been “vigilant.” Surprised at the Governor’s assertion that Dr. Ross has been “vigilant” when it comes to oversight of charter schools The FitzGerald campaign double checked the definition: Main Entry: vig·i·lant Pronunciation: […]

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FitzGerald: “ODE Superintendent Must Resign”

COLUMBUS – Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released the following statement on the investigation into the latest string of scandals at Ohio charter schools: “It is clear change is needed at the Ohio Department of Education. That it took pressure from courageous teachers and outside organizations for the Department of Education to […]

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