Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro is slated to release his "charter university" proposal on August 11. But there is still time to contact Chancellor Petro to express your concerns about this semi-privatization plan for Ohio's public colleges and universities.
Watch this video from students and AAUP staff at the University of Cincinnati that helps to explain what charter universities would really mean for Ohio students.
- Most Ohio students and families won't be able to afford the big tuition increases that resulted in other states.
- Public colleges and universities need to remain an affordable option for Ohioans to earn a college degree.
- "Charter universities" are an attempt by university administrations to get rid of campus unions, which are often the only voices protesting out-of-control upper administration spending.