Ohio’s Public Education…can it be fixed?

Brian Massie, Citizen Journalist

The State of Ohio’s public education system needs to be exposed to the average taxpayers. After our research into the proficiency scores of the Lake County schools, it is obvious that something is drastically wrong in public education. When we provided the information to various groups, we basically heard the same refrain: “We had no idea it was this bad!”

Can public education be fixed? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we are not sure that it can. We are fighting a multi-headed snake that is extremely strong and well-funded with the taxpayers’ money. We are funding our own demise. This deception and betrayal of our country goes back 100+ years, and has permeated all of our institutions. However, in our opinion, the betrayal of our children with a substandard education is particularly heinous. This is not a swipe at all Ohio school districts, or teachers, but the overall statistics on public education indicates a very serious problem.

We would be remiss if we did not also say that the continued destruction of the traditional family, and watered-down Christianity also bears a large portion of the blame. Without a strong support system, children will have a more difficult time coping in our fast paced, upside-down world where good is evil, evil is good, men allegedly can bear children, and Dad dressing up like Mom is acceptable behavior.

This is going to be a long journey, but let us start with what the Ohio Department of Education reveals about public education. Here is an extensive insight into the Ohio’s Learning Standards:


Excerpt from the home page:

Ohio’s Learning Standards

Identify what students should know and be able to do

Learning standards explain the knowledge and skills Ohio students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 need to have. Ohio’s Learning Standards emphasize skills like critical thinking and problem solving — qualities most sought by today’s employers. By teaching our students to apply these skills to what they are learning in school, we can make sure they are on track to graduate from high school and enjoy success in college, careers and life.

Ohio measures the performance of its schools based on how well students are progressing in gaining the knowledge and skills within the learning standards. We do this partly by measuring student performance on annual state tests based on the standards.

[LFC Add: The above sounds good, but our continuing research constantly shows the overall Ohio proficiency in all grades and subjects are well under 70%. Many high school graduates cannot read or write!

Why don’t the school boards hold the school administrators accountable for the abysmal results? Ask your school board member if they know the proficiency scores of their district. You will be shocked by their answers.]


Here is the Ohio Revised Code Section that gives the Ohio Department of Education the authority to utilize state standards and the model curriculum.


Here is another piece of information regarding the State Board of Education. It deals with the Districts formed by Governor DeWine and the current Board members. Some of the names have been changed with the recent election.

The Districts correspond to the State of Ohio Senate Districts,

We will continue with a series of articles on Ohio’s public education on this website, and on our new podcast format with Joe Miller and Ohio’s Political News.

Next, we will deal with the model curriculum, which defines how the children are taught so that they can achieve the learning standards. We are trying to discover who develops these curriculums because their political leanings and value system, no doubt, will influence the curriculum model.

We are also researching the “whole child” and “responsive classroom” concepts that we recently discovered. We believe that they have introduced concepts that are beyond the scope of traditional academics, and are causing much of the divisiveness in the community.



Please consider purchasing these books that deal with the problems in our public education and our traditional families.


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