MEMO: John Kasich’s Failing Grade on Education


Subject: John Kasich’s Failing Grade on Education

Date: Aug. 19, 2015

Today Ohio Gov. John Kasich is speaking at an education summit in New Hampshire — on the same day a Cincinnati Enquirer story is highlighting Kasich’s disastrous record on education in the Buckeye State.

A middle-school teacher in Clermont County, Ohio, when asked if she would support Kasich’s presidential bid, responded, “Can I vote ‘no’ twice?”

Here’s a summary of Kasich’s record on education:

Kasich dismissed calls for an independent inquiry into the charter school data scrubbing, saying it was “just a political thing.” Kasich’s right — politics and campaign contributions are at the center of his education agenda. As the Huffington Post noted, “During the 2014 election, three of Kasich’s top donors were charter school operator David Brennan and his wife, Ann, and Brennan’s company CEO, all of whom donated thousands of dollars to the Ohio Governor’s re-election.

At the end of the day, Kasich has systematically undermined and destroyed Ohio’s public education system, and New Hampshire voters deserve to know the truth about his record.