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Kasich Says 'Cavalry Is Coming' To Save Ohio Schools

By Mike Bowersock

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday to allow Teach For America, a company that trains people who don't have teaching degrees or teaching certificates to be teachers, to operate in Ohio.

"Today is a landmark day for Ohio education," said Kasich, who has had a rocky relationship with the state's teachers.

"The cavalry is coming. They're going to ride on white horses with white hats in to our schools," said Kasich.

"They might come in on cavalry and white hats but the doors are going to be closed because in most school districts in Ohio they're going to be laying off teachers," said Rhonda Johnson, president of the Columbus Education Association.

The bill allows non teachers to be teachers, much like what is done now in charter schools or adjunct professors in colleges.

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