The state school board's beefed-up coalition of Democrats says it will fight for better accountability for Ohio's charter schools, beginning with pushing for the election of Democrats for board president and vice president.
Minority Democrats on the 19-member panel said Friday they'll promote a so-called "pro public education" agenda as the powerful policy-setting board begins the year's business on Monday.
They plan to nominate newcomer Pat Bruns to face veteran board member Tom Gunlock, an appointee of Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), in the race to replace departing president Debe Terhar (DEH'-bee TAYR'-hahr). Democrat Michael Collins, a board incumbent, will be nominated as vice president, likely facing incumbent Ron Rudduck.
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