Ohio State Board of Education President Laura Kohler to resign.

LFC Comments by: Average Citizen

It appears the Ohio politicians may be finally listening to the citizens when it comes to education. First, the Superintendent retires and now the State Board of Education President is asked by the Governor to resign.



Ohio State Board of Education President Laura Kohler, author of anti-racism resolution, to resign Friday

Updated: Oct. 28, 2021, 5:24 p.m. | Published: Oct. 28, 2021, 3:24 p.m.

By Laura Hancock, cleveland.com

Excerpts from the article:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State Board of Education President Laura Kohler, one of the authors of an anti-racism resolution passed after the murder of George Floyd, said she plans to resign Friday morning.

“The governor did request my resignation, yes,” she said.

Kohler said that the Senate was unhappy with her participation in the now-rescinded Resolution 20, a three-page anti-racism and equity resolution, which the board passed in July 2020. The resolution said that Ohio education has not been immune to racism and inequality issues that the entire nation is grappling with; that racism, hate and bigotry have no place in schools; among other statements.

Kohler’s resignation also comes as the State Board of Education begins a search for a new state superintendent of public instruction.

Kohler said that the Ohio Senate would not confirm her reappointment earlier this year by Gov. Mike DeWine. The Senate, in fact, had enough votes not to confirm her, she said.




Categories: Education, State of Ohio


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