NPR’s State Impact in Ohio reports Sarah Fowler Goes From Egg Farmer to Youngest Ohio Board of Education Member
Fowler tells EAG one of her main goals is to help shape new homeschooling regulations the board will consider next year:
While Ohio’s home school laws are fairly lenient already, “it is still a lot tighter on some regulations than other states are[,” she said]. “That’s my overarching goal,” Fowler said. “Is this helping or hurting the parents we are supposed to be servicing?”
Since homeschooling is a small piece of the Ohio education population, caution might be in order with a potential one-issue tenure, as laid out in the above quote. It does appear Ms. Fowler campaigned extensively and did her research. From State Impact referenced EAG News’ profile of Sarah Fowler:
“I was the only candidate that was willing to discuss all of the schooling options,” Fowler said. “Both of my opponents were only willing to represent one of the educational options in the state, and we have eight.”
Congratulations to Sarah Fowler and good wishes for the Ohio education climate with the new board addition.