Ohio Governor Ted Strickland Gives State Of The State Address

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. Ted Strickland says his upcoming budget will not raise taxes on Ohioans.

Strickland said in his State of the State speech Wednesday that agencies will face big reductions and that spending will decrease by $3.2 billion.

Strickland also said his budget plan for the next two years will continue a tuition freeze at community colleges and regional campuses of four-year universities.

He's also calling for a continued tuition freeze at four-year universities in 2010 and a low increase in 2011.

Gov. Strickland says his upcoming budget will boost the state's share of education funding to nearly 60 percent of schools' cost.

Strickland says his plan lowers what taxpayers are expected to contribute to their local schools.

Strickland also says he's proposing an expansion of the school year by 20 days to an average of 200 days.

The state will also require universal all-day kindergarten and is scrapping the ohio graduation test and replace it with the act college entrance test.

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  • by catie Location: st.louisville on Feb 14, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    Hello, I am a 14 year old kid and some of the thing Governor Ted Strickland wants to do is ridiculous.Like : Strickland also says he's proposing an expansion of the school year by 20 days to an average of 200 days. The state will also require universal all-day kindergarten and is scrapping the ohio graduation test and replace it with the act college entrance test I am sorry but we go to school enough already it takes up way to much of our time and its boreding.We are smart as kids we are.Then why do we need more days of school and harder tests?My sister became Valedictorian with the same amount of school days we have already.Why change it?Why make it harder on kids?We are already going to go to college thats even more school. Maybe if you make school funer with better classes or something it wouldnt be that bad.But it is so think about what your doing.You havent been to school for awhile and you don't know how it feels or how much pressure it puts on us kids.
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