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It would be nice if someone would explain that the $5700 is taken from the home district regardless of what the state gives a home district in revenue. Therefore if your home district receives $2500 from the state and a student leaves your district for an open enrollment district or charter school they still take $5700 from your district. That makes sense right? If money really followed a student EVERY student should get $5700 from the start.
January 22, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.
Many students arrive at college and are in need of remediation because they shouldn't be in college in the first place. Just because students aren't prepared for college doesn't mean schools are failing our students or that we need more tests and different standards. Somewhere along the line we lost sight of the fact that college isn't for everyone. Bring back our manufactoring and quit selling higher education to everyone. Remember they're trying to make a buck too, so the more students they have the more money they make even if it takes 2 or 3 semesters to realize the kid isn't college material. Follow the money. There's money in testing and changing curriculum requires new materials. All of which makes somebody rich. Just like selling people on the notion that everyone needs to go to college.
January 19, 2013 at 10:50 a.m.
I'm not sure you really get it. No one is doing anything illegal or breeching any part of their contract. They are doing exactly what they have been hired to do. They are fulfilling their contracts and doing exactly what it calls for them to do - no more but also no less. You act as though taking a stand and trying to demand action from the administration is a crime. Maybe some of you may actually begin to realize how much our teachers do everyday above and beyond what is actually required of them. The old saying never judge a man until you walk in his shoes exist for a reason. Just because you went to school or have children that attend school does not make you an expert in the work our dedicated teachers do ALL year.
January 15, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.
"Allowing funding to follow the students if they wind up at nontraditional schools."
Alarm bells should sound in the ears of anyone with common sense. Why nontraditional schools? The translation of this should read: "We'll continue to steal money away from middleclass Ohioan tax payers and give it to our wealthy campaign contributors who run charter schools."
If money following the student is what Columbus wants then that's where the sentence should stop. Money will follow the student. Period. That includes suburban kids whose parents continue to pay out more in taxes than ever return to their local district. Certainly educating all students is important, but I can't believe it's that difficult to figure out the funding. Unless of course you're trying to make someone rich under the guise of education funding reform.
January 13, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
Maybe everyone isn't supposed to go to college and that's why they're not college ready despite getting a diploma.
November 26, 2012 at 3:20 p.m.
This statement says alot about you.
"Let me say it again, given what this staff has enjoyed while the rest of the world has been in recession, all possible cuts should be made before coming to the taxpayer."
Just out of curiosity. Complete this sentence for me. If it were up to me teachers would make $____________ per year.
October 30, 2012 at 5:18 p.m.
You don’t read very well. I never said those issues can’t be a part of the solution. I’ve maintained they can’t be the ONLY solution. It is tiresome to hear the same people fixate on the same thing giving the impression that it alone would solve all the ills. I’m asking everyone to be part of fixing the whole problem not just one piece.
October 29, 2012 at 7:54 a.m.
I left your friend RealTruth the same message and in fact you may get it again in the future.
The reality is you just don’t get it. You know what? That’s okay. Anyone can find fault in anything when they apply hindsight and use an isolationist analysis. When you look at any details away from the bigger picture you can find flaws with even the most perfect situations. You’re detail people. I get it. That’s fine. Failing to see those details as a part of their whole is what you detail people do. We need detail people in the world. Sure lease purchase agreements, benefits, salaries and the stadium when looked at away from the bigger picture and with the benefit of hindsight all could be pointed to as creating this emergency. Some of us are detail people and some of us are bigger picture people. I for one am glad the world has both. Both groups working together is how problems get solved. Once again I urge you to get involved. Bring your voice to the table. Share your points. Show up at a board meeting and point out all of your objections and ideas. Present alternatives. Hell, run for school board. Clearly things need to change. Funding in Ohio isn’t working. As proof just take note that a historic number of ballots will have a school levy this November. There are bound to be more articles regarding this levy as Election Day approaches. Of one thing I am certain. Eventually this levy will pass. They all do. But what will it cost and what will we lose along the way?
October 27, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
October 27, 2012 at 2:02 p.m.
I should qualify my “paid off” comment with “if I read the auditor form correctly.” Sorry, I meant to include that.
October 20, 2012 at 11:49 a.m.