July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year in most states, along with it new laws that will affect K12 and higher education. But for many teachers and students, they may prove themselves disruptive to learning and instruction.
The Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act would have broad implications across the state's 14 public universities, 23 colleges, and some private schools, mirroring similar proposals drafted by other states, along with some unique ones.
West Virginia University and Marshall University presidents E. Gordon Gee and Brad D. Smith signed a joint letter publicly opposing the bill, suggesting campus carry should be decided by the schools' Board of Governors—not the state.
PEN America and the American Council on Education (ACE) teamed up to provide campus leaders with viable strategies to fend off legislative attacks and leverage media relations and campus stakeholders in their defense.