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Even though high education leads to higher wages and more productivity, its unafordbility block many students from it. The state should cover a part of cost of college to make it more affordable. The state need to reforem Ohio College Opportunity Grant to better serve for long-term higher education for poor students. The report lists recommendations on how Ohio can help more studnets to access and complete college.
The research has shown that students are better served when educators work together. The interview project shows that teachers have ready to work together, but they need the support of Ohio's government. The reporters suggest how Ohio can support mechanisms that foster colaboration.
Ohio has pressing needs for public investment, from stemming the drug epidemic to preventing infant mortality; fixing the unconstitutional school funding system to making college affordable. Taxpayer revenues should be used for public services that benefit everyone, not for special tax breaks. The House is right in eliminating this tax break. The Senate should concur.
Clean contracts will support renewable energy developers and the growth of power from clean energy resources. The feed-in rates combined with clean contracts have features of transparency, longevity, and certainty. By adapting feed-in tariffs, It can add consumer protections, local ownership, and grow the local economy. The report also lists examples of different state that apply feed-in rates.
This report provides 10 aggressive strategies that tackles multiple industry sectors and makes Ohio more sustainable.
Career college programs cost more than similar programs offered through public institutions. The state should eliminae student aid to institute real oversight measures. The report shows comparisons betweent different programs and gives recommendations on how to resolve the problems.
Since too few children are able to access to good preschool, the Cincinnati decided to add funding source for preschool and K-12 education. High costs of preschools make less family afford it and the school is not enough to serve all children in Ohio. By combining public and pricate programs, Cincinnati will have enough programs for children. The preschool is important for children's future and the overall well-being of the society.
Ohio state funds for child care program to improve children's care. Child care costs a large portion of parents' budget and child care is closly related to child's future development and the society. To improve the quality of child care, the state ohio set a certification program to rate child care based on teach and administrator's quaility.
Ohio state needs a more sustainable strategy for heat and power used by manufactures. CHP which combined heat and power technology meets maufacturers' needs for energy, it can also reduces greenhuse gas emissions and energy waste. However, Ohio spends larger amount of investment on CHP but fewer maufacturers adopt this technology. The report lists the reasons why not many maufacturers adopt it and suggests methods that wil help reduce the barriers.
By investing to upgrade our grid, make our manufacturing sector leaner and greener, build a 21st century transportation system, and weatherize homes, we can create good jobs, promote home-grown clean energy, save money, stabilize our economy, and improve our environment.