WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met this week with Lisa Mack of South Euclid and Debbie Tidwell of Fairview Park, board members of the Ohio Parent Teachers Association. Mack serves as president and Tidwell serves as a district advisor. The pair attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents during a visit to Washington, D.C. to advocate for family engagement in education. Joining them was president-elect of the Ohio Parent Teachers Association and Columbus resident Sheila Ragland.
“It was an honor to meet with Ohioans working to better education for our students,” Brown said. “Their efforts exemplify how strong families, teachers, and Ohio communities continue to produce the next generation of world-class leaders.”
Brown continues to support Ohio students. This Congress, Brown introduced the Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely (SMART) Act to streamline and improve testing practices in our nation’s classrooms so students can spend time on learning, not on unnecessary duplicative testing.
The bill has broad support – including endorsements from the Ohio Education Association, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the Education Trust, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Center for American Progress, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and the National Council of La Raza.