Former Party Chairs Evaluate This Election, And A High School Graduation Crisis Could Be Coming

Protests over the election of Donald Trump as president are continuing in Ohio and other states more than a week after he was voted in. Meanwhile, former Treasurer, Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell is heading a team that’s formulating the president-elect's domestic policy, specifically developing education, transportation, environmental, and health and human service policy. The Senate will start its new session in January with some new leaders.

A new report suggests a high school graduation crisis could be coming in Ohio - more than a third of the state’s high schoolers have not yet scored what they need to in order to get their diploma. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports education leaders and teachers believe the clock is ticking down to that potential disaster, and are begging for help.

It’s been just over a week since the election. And the surprising result has many tearing into news coverage, polls and data to figure out how so many experts got so much wrong. But throughout the campaign, one thing held true - the two major political parties were straining with pressures from within, from their members, supporters and voters. And now both parties are faced with the challenge of bringing everyone together to either unite behind President-elect Trump, or unite against him. Two former chairs talk about what's ahead for the parties they once led. Former Rep. Kevin DeWine of Fairborn was chair of the Ohio Republican Party from 2009 till 2012. Former and current Rep. David Leland of Columbus chaired the Ohio Democratic Party from 1995 to 2002.

 

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