The state Board of education wants to eliminate a rule that requires districts to staff at least five of these eight positions for every thousand students: Elementary art, music and physical education teachers, counselors, library media specialists, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers. Proponents say they're not cutting, just putting local districts in control. Critics say cuts are bound to follow.
Mark Urycki, SIO, first segment
Ron Rudduck, State Board of Education member
Mary Rose Oakar, State Board of Education member
Scott DiMauro, vice president, Ohio Education Association
Susan Yutzey, executive director, Ohio Educational Library Media Association
Tim Katz, executive director, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
Barbara Bellamy, choir director, Kenmore High School, Akron