Thanks from Lorain County Parents

To the Superintendents of Lorain County,

We would like to thank you for your recent letter to key members of the state legislature and school board.  As a group we too have always advocated for more local control and federal minimum requirements in regards to testing and teacher and school evaluations. We are especially concerned about the effects of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee when there is little evidence to prove its effectiveness and the overly complicated graduation requirements that put a burden on districts and will most likely result in a significant decrease in graduation rates in two years.  We, too, believe that the passage of ESSA is the perfect time to make our voices heard as we continue to fight for federal minimums.  We hope to see all of you at the ESSA stakeholder meeting at LCCC on September 28th.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help in the fight to bring back more local control to our districts.  Thank you again for being on the forefront of the fight for public education. You are a model to leaders around the state and we are proud to be a part of the Lorain County school districts.

Mandy Jablonski, Executive Director, Lorain County Parents Supporting Our Children and Teachers

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