Posted on 04/27/16 in Education & Training
In this year’s State of the State, Ohio Governor John Kasich honored Margo Hudson, an adult literacy tutor from Cleveland who earned her GED on her sixth try in 2012. Margo is a lifelong learner and leader. Ohio needs many more people like her, but given the collapse of Ohio’s GED system, you have to wonder how many potential Margos are being left behind.
A Policy Matters report in February documented barriers that caused the number of people passing the GED to plummet 85 percent, after Pearson VUE, the world’s largest for-profit education corporation, took over and made changes in 2014.... read more
Posted on 04/14/16
It’s great to see more attention focused on early-childhood education. It’s terrific that Cleveland media organizations are partnering on Cleveland Connects: The First 2,000 Days, an initiative focused on the importance of quality preschool.
But the... read more
Posted on 04/08/16 in Revenue & Budget
This week, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) initiated the process of making it more difficult for low-income Ohioans to keep Medicaid coverage.
Medicaid was created to provide health care for people who are too poor... read more
Posted on 02/24/16 in Economic Development
State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full... read more
Posted on 02/16/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
In a blog posted last week on the National Employment Law Project’s website, my colleague Claire McKenna and I featured the latest data regarding recipiency rates, which measure the share of jobless workers receiving unemployment... read more
Posted on 01/14/16
Policy Matters Ohio seeks a dynamic, outgoing, passionate, dedicated Outreach Coordinator to unite workers, students, young people, parents, and activists. Our goal is to unite the community behind policies that create an economy that works... read more
Posted on 09/03/15
Posted on 08/31/15 in Economic Development
National media has quickly caught on to what we know too well in Northeast Ohio: Many people here have been left out of our region’s nascent recovery. As Cleveland and Northeast Ohio take center stage... read more