Why ohio schools closed,high school closies for students

OHIO, Ohio (AP) Schools in one of Ohio’s most populous counties closed Monday as the state faced a massive influx of students seeking college scholarships amid a nationwide financial crisis.

The closures come as many states face a looming cash crunch and the economy has taken a beating from a severe winter.

The Ohio Department of Education said its offices had closed about 20 schools, including high schools, to allow students to complete their studies.

The agency did not provide details on how many students had completed their studies in those schools.

In neighboring Butler County, schools in Butler County High School were closed due to snow melt, officials said.

Schools in Clark County, which includes Columbus, were also closed for the day due to a lack of staffing.

The closures came just weeks after Gov.

John Kasich signed into law a package of tax relief and other changes aimed at boosting economic development and reducing the state’s debt burden.

The measures, which took effect last week, include a $10,000 tax credit for high school graduates and a $100,000 cash grant to help pay for college and graduate education.

They also reduce property taxes for low-income families.

Kasich also created a program to help Ohio’s poorest residents pay for private college tuition.

State education officials also said they were working with other counties to help students and their families access scholarships, including the Columbus-based Community Foundation for Education, which has a partnership with Ohio State University to help needy students.

“Ohio has long had one of the lowest student achievement rates in the country, but these are not excuses for a lack in support for students,” said Christina Mazzuca, the director of the Ohio Department for Education.

“This package of initiatives helps Ohio students, their families, and the state of Ohio to continue to build on the successes we’ve had in the past and grow into the future.”

Officials said they had not seen any instances of students transferring from other high schools.

The state will help students pay their own way through a scholarship program that will be available in some areas.

The school closures came as the Ohio Supreme Court decided to let a judge rule on the case of a student who said he was unable to attend his high school graduation because he could not afford to pay the fees.

Trump’s ‘Southern Strategy’ Is a Racial Coup

President Donald Trump’s Southern Strategy to expand the nation’s educational system to include “white students, white parents, and white professionals” is a “racial coup,” the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Michael Steinhardt said in a report released Monday.

Steinhardt, a former senior adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, said the strategy, which would create “a massive concentration of wealth” in the south, is not only “unconstitutional,” but also a threat to the country’s racial and economic stability.

The strategy would “undermine the rights of the South to pursue a racially-balanced educational system and, to some degree, the rights and civil liberties of all Americans,” Steinhardt wrote in the report.

The plan also is not just a violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but is also an assault on the constitutional rights of Americans to free speech and association.

The report follows the release of an internal report, titled “Trump’s Southern Strategic Plan,” by the White House.

The president’s plan calls for the creation of more than 6,000 new school buildings in the South, including an additional 3,000 to 4,000 classrooms.

The new schools would have more than 40 percent of the seats in them and the majority of the instructional staff, Steinhardt added.

“It is unclear what purpose, if any, these new schools serve,” the report reads.

“Their purpose is to serve as a recruiting ground for white students, predominantly white parents and white professional class members.”

Trump’s plan also calls for increasing the number of teachers from 1,200 to 3,800.

The number of “white teachers” would increase from 4 to 5 percent of all educators, according to the report, which also notes that “the vast majority of white teachers in America are black.”

A separate report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, “Unions and the Fight for Equality in Education: The Impact of Race on Teachers,” also highlights the lack of diversity among the educators in the Southern schools.

The group surveyed teachers across the country in May and found that the average teaching load in all the districts surveyed was 43 percent white, 31 percent black and 14 percent Hispanic.

Steinhart noted in his report that in “more than half of the states surveyed, white teachers were the least represented in the profession.”

In one school district, one-third of the school teachers were white, Steinhart wrote.

The Southern Poverty Court also found that in addition to “poor teaching practices” and “poor educational outcomes,” white teachers faced a higher risk of being fired for poor performance.

“In most districts across the South,” the court wrote, “white educators face higher rates of harassment, dismissal and dismissal without notice and less access to tenure protection than their Black colleagues.”