State lawmaker looking to revamp school report card system - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

State lawmaker looking to revamp school report card system

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Last week, Ohio released report cards for districts across the state. Many schools in the area didn't fair so well, but now a lawmaker in Columbus said he'll introduce legislation to revamp the system.

"Bogus" is the term Representative Mike Duffey used to describe the state's current report card system during a news conference last week. The Republican from Worthington followed it up by saying it needs to be thrown out and lawmakers need to start over. He expects to introduce a bill soon. 

"I love to hear that talk. I hope it's just not rhetoric," said the President of the Toledo Federation of Teachers, Kevin Dalton.

Dalton said the current system demoralizes teachers and students.

"Our priority is the whole child. Not just a snapshot in time of what they might have learned or what they might have been able to accomplish on one assessment," Dalton said.

The Toledo Federation of Teachers said it hopes if lawmakers act, teachers will have a seat at the table in revamping the system.

While a bill is yet to be introduced, Democrat Michael Sheehy and Republican Theresa Gavarone both said the system isn't an accurate reflection of Ohio schools.

Their home towns, Oregon and Bowling Green, respectively, both got a "D" grade for achievement.

"I got to tell you, I sent all three of my kids to public schools," said Rep. Gavarone. "They were extremely prepared for college and they went to Bowling Green."

The lawmakers said they're interested to hear what Representative Duffey comes up with.

"I'm more interested in tracking those students and seeing how they're doing when they come out of the school system," said Rep. Sheehy.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Tickets available today for St. Jude Dream Home

    Tickets available today for St. Jude Dream Home

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-05-16 10:55:56 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Get ready to reserve your ticket tomorrow to win the beautiful Dream Home in Waterville, built by Buckeye Real Estate Group.

    More >>

    Get ready to reserve your ticket tomorrow to win the beautiful Dream Home in Waterville, built by Buckeye Real Estate Group.

    More >>
  • Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

    Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:01:19 GMT
    Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)
    Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)

    The first unofficial weekend of summer is almost here, and what better way to spend it than at a parade?

    More >>

    The first unofficial weekend of summer is almost here, and what better way to spend it than at a parade?

    More >>
  • Plan your Memorial Day weekend -- area events

    Plan your Memorial Day weekend -- area events

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:13:23 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Memorial Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer-type activities, and there is no shortage this long weekend of events ranging from the solemn to the celebratory. SATURDAY WTOL's River Run 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Summit Street Cedar Point Shores opens for the weekend at 9:30 a.m. Toledo's Memorial Day Parade steps off Downtown at 10:30 a.m. Fort Meigs' First Siege 1813 events; fort opens at 9:30 a.m. Wounded Warrior softball game takes place at Mercy Health Filed, 525 ...

    More >>

    Memorial Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer-type activities, and there is no shortage this long weekend of events ranging from the solemn to the celebratory. SATURDAY WTOL's River Run 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Summit Street Cedar Point Shores opens for the weekend at 9:30 a.m. Toledo's Memorial Day Parade steps off Downtown at 10:30 a.m. Fort Meigs' First Siege 1813 events; fort opens at 9:30 a.m. Wounded Warrior softball game takes place at Mercy Health Filed, 525 ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly