We must open schools and empower teachers to inspire students to succeed

Educating our children to compete in our world economy is the single biggest challenge facing the state of Ohio today. We must empower teachers to inspire their students. If we are to remain a leader in the world economy, we must develop students who can transform knowledge into economic value by innovation, technological skills and creative enterprise.   I refuse to allow the state of Ohio to abandon education as a priority for the children and young people of our state.