A report from public education champion Bill Phillis of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy:

“Thorough and efficient system of common schools clause will stay in the Ohio Constitution

“The Education, Public Institutions, and Local Government committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission (OCMC) voted unanimously to retain the thorough and efficient system of common schools in the Ohio Constitution during the committee meeting today, March 12, 2015.

“In April 2014, the chair of the committee proposed that this clause be removed from the Ohio Constitution. Subsequently, a loud cry of protest reverberated across Ohio, particularly from the education community.

“Thank you to those who testified before the committee and those who made their opinions known to committee members and other state officials.

“The kids of Ohio won one today!”

William Phillis
Ohio E & A