An afternoon with the Governor
The gathering was at Cincinnati’s Taft Information Technology High School; the event was by invitation only, as leaders in education, business and politics formed a captive audience Friday, Feb. 1, listening to a panel of four Southwest Ohio superintendents hold a discussion about how to improve the educational system for children. Hand-selected by Ohio Governor John Kasich’s staff, the Governor was in attendance and at attention.
“We need for public education to be more progressive and prepare students for success after school,” said Dr. John Marschhausen, Loveland City School District superintendent and panelist at the event. “Too often we judge success on historical norms and expectations, and school districts must task themselves with providing a different skill set for our children; we can’t prepare today’s students for yesterday’s workforce – we need to ready the next generation of American leaders.
“There is a growing sense of collaboration in Ohio in regards to improving our education system,” said Marschhausen. “I’m encouraged by both the panel discussion and by the proposed education budget; Ohio is on the right track.”
Photo caption (L to R): Ohio Governor John Kasich at Taft High School; Loveland Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen; Hamilton County ESC Superintendent Dave Distel; Cincinnati Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan