05/08/2012 12:44 pm ET

John Kasich, Ohio Governor, Fights GOP Over Proposed Education Reforms

Gov. John Kasich fought back against Senate Republicans’ changes to his third-grade reading guarantee this morning, arguing they would “weaken efforts to improve education for Ohio’s children.”

In an emailed statement, Kasich said he was “troubled by moves underway in the Senate,” but focused his comments entirely on a GOP lawmaker’s proposal to water down Kasich’s third-grade reading guarantee by postponing it for a year and making it so a smaller number of children would be impacted.

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