Publisher’s Note: Why I Won’t Support CCS Levy: Failing Black Students & Vendors

By Ronda Watson Barber
OhioMBE Publisher

I’m a proud graduate of Columbus City Schools, but it pains me to see that Ohio’s largest public education system is failing our Black children and their families. Between unreliable transportation and subpar classroom conditions, the elected board and administration isn’t taking responsibility for the failure.The elected board, well-paid administration, and teachers’ union need to seriously consider their accountability, especially in light of receiving D and F grades from the Ohio Department of Education. 
Not only is the district failing students, they are failing Black vendors. Columbus City Schools is not following its equity policy. 


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