I believe that education is the key to the success of today's youth. We are blessed to have some exceptional academic institutions in our area, but some changes need to be made so that all our children have the opportunity to receive the best educaion available. I believe that too many kids are falling through the cracks under the current system and that the long term impact of this broken system will be one where young adults have limited opportunities and no hope of making a decent living. This problem needs to be addressed in the near term before the consequences become unmanageable. The State of Ohio has undergone many changes in the past year and I look forward to working in the future to continue positive change.
In House Bill 1, the biennial budget for the state, the funding for Catholic Schools was cut by 15%. I believe that Catholic Schools are an important part of out community with a track record of success, as a result, I have introduced legislation to restore funding to our Catholic Schools. Here is a link to the bill, House Bill 268.