Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools
From accomplished alumni to ever-mounting educational achievements, Ohio's public schools have much to be proud of as they continue to outperform charter schools. Data from the 2011-2012 state report card show that public school districts have steadily improved, while efforts to strengthen accountability over the last few years have led to just slightly improved performance for the state's privately operated, publicly funded charter schools.
As Ohio's public schools progress, they continue to produce many exceptional graduates who have made a real difference in the world.
For the third year, OSBA is featuring Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools in a special section of our Journal magazine and here on our Web site. As part of OSBA's Public Schools Make a Difference campaign, we're presenting living examples that prove public schools are going above and beyond to prepare Ohio schoolchildren for bright futures.
Proud Products of Ohio Public Schools highlights graduates who have achieved great success in their chosen fields - people like Olympic gold medalist and physicist Dr. Edwin Moses; entrepreneur and Angel MedFlight founder Jeremy T. Freer; University of Findlay College of Education Dean Dr. Julie D. McIntosh; Academic All-American, author and teacher Jeffrey A. Berk; and one of the nation's leading cancer doctors Dr. Michael E. Williams.