Posted on 06/03/21 by Caitlin Johnson in Education & Training
Ohio policymakers must fix the way our state funds public education and ensure every student can attend fully and fairly funded public schools.
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The Fair Funding Plan will strengthen all our communities, expand opportunities for those who have been excluded, and address the unfair and unconstitutional way our state funds public education.
For over twenty years now, Ohio policymakers have allowed unconstitutional funding guidelines to determine how resources flow to our public schools. Meanwhile, we also know that Ohio could afford fully and fairly fund public schools if our policymakers would only ensure the 1% and wealthy corporations... read more
Posted on 04/06/20 by Caitlin Johnson in Democracy & Government
Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded -- from instructions for making face masks to how the pandemic is affecting Clevelanders experiencing homelessness.
They are producing excellent... read more
Posted on 11/27/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
On Thanksgiving, Americans everywhere gather with friends and family to eat great food, engage in awkward political debate, watch football and express gratitude. Some may be thankful for their families, some for their good health... read more
Posted on 11/11/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Justice Reform
I live in the tiny, picturesque village of Bratenahl. Besides Lake Erie to its north, Bratenahl is completely surrounded by the city of Cleveland. The community is perhaps best known for its sprawling lakefront estates... read more
Posted on 10/31/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Democracy & Government
It’s Halloween, the spookiest day of the year. At Policy Matters, we’re less afraid of things that go bump in the night than we are about some of the policies our state lawmakers want to... read more
Posted on 04/01/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Revenue & Budget
Here at Policy Matters, we’ve fought back against - and defeated - a lot of foolish policy ideas. Unfortunately, sometimes they go on to become law in Ohio. Even the most jaded wonks like us... read more
Posted on 01/21/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Justice Reform
In the United States, questions of race and racism are almost always simmering just below the surface in every institution. The tension often boils over most dramatically in our criminal justice system, whether in black... read more
Posted on 01/09/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
President Trump’s shutdown has thrown millions of lives into chaos and uncertainty. He told the nation the shutdown could last months or even years. Right now, the media is mainly focused on the 800,000 federal... read more