Effective support strategies must be in place to provide all students with an opportunity for academic success, regardless of their personal situation, and to once and for all eliminate the achievement gap.If that means what I think it means, the governor is intent on taking on the corrupt shell-game that passes for educational funding in this state. Under the Ohio plan, in spite of the intentions of voters when they pass levies, the state effectively steals money designated for the local schools and put it all into state coffers. Several times, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled Ohio's funding formula unconstitutional by the standards of the State Constitution. Yet, decades' worth of governors and General Assemblies, members of both political parties, have failed to reform the system. Until such reform happens, no other changes in public education will make a difference for Ohio.
[For a somewhat more detailed explanation of Ohio's public school funding "formula," see here.]