Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Rep. Andrew Brenner’s Appointment As Ohio House Education Chairman

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to the appointment of Rep. Andrew Brenner as chairman of the Ohio House Education Committee by Speaker Cliff Rosenberger:

“With years of cuts to our public schools and for-profit charter schools failing across the state, we are at a moment of crisis for Ohio’s education system,” said Chairman David Pepper. “So it is deeply disturbing that Speaker Rosenberger would put the future of our children’s education in the hands of someone who refers to public education as ‘socialism.’ This is yet another example of how out of touch this legislature has gotten from the mainstream, common-sense values of Ohio families.”