Tell Gov. Kasich No To Charter Universities!
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Tell Gov. Kasich No To Charter Universities!

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      ProgressOhio

Ohio has a long standing commitment to provide a high‐quality, affordable, and accessible education at public colleges. But the Governor is proposing that Ohio abandon this commitment in favor of converting our public educational institutions to “charter universities”, or “entrepreneurial universities” as they are now cleverly being called. But don’t be fooled. This idea undermines the concept of public universities by making them for-profit driven. 

Charter or entrepreneurial universities would blow the cap off tuition making access to a college education more difficult and unaffordable for most Ohio families. Virginia implemented this concept and Virginia Commonwealth University had a 24 percent tuition increase this past year alone. That means students in Ohio would be forced to choose between attending college at all, or doing so but graduating with an excessive amount of debt. This would also prevent adult Ohioans from returning to college to learn new skills for jobs in new industries, resulting in less trained workers and less economic activity in our communities.

Tell Gov. Kasich that Ohio should not shift focus on the classroom, access, and affordability of higher education by converting our public institutions into capital development mechanisms that cause tuition to skyrocket, makes universities exempt from public records laws and construction regulations, and creates a lack of accountability on how taxpayer dollars are spent.

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    • Katherine Bracy COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I do not understand why you would want to hurt your own university (Ohio State) along with all the other public universities in this state. I do not understand why you want to make it MORE difficult for students to obtain a college education since to do so would ultimately hurt the economy of this state.

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    • Maureen Arnold WOOSTER, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      We have enough hardship in the state of Ohio and you just continue to make things worse. You are not supporting us and you are a big disappointment.

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    • Robert Mohr WOOSTER, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Why in the world would the GOP advocate killing public colleges and universities by turning education over to "profit makers" ?

      Are they saying PROFIT is much more important than EDUCATION?

      YES, they are . . .

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    • Dan Wilson MADISON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Govenor, would you please quit selling everything of value in Ohio to your wealthy friends at a discount. When you go back to kissing Murdock butt on Faux News we made need our roads, schools, and prisons.

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    • Stephanie Fairchild CAMBRIDGE, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Ohio has pleanty of private colleges and universities. We need to keep and strengthen the public universities that we have. Mr, Kasich, don't mess with everything you can get your hands on!

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