This isn't about kids. It's about money. Someone will be making a ton of it. Think the tests that show a students reading level or lack there of are free? Follow the money and you'll have your answer. Testing is big bucks and someone is raking it in - at your and our children's expense.
September 4, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.
Majority? Say honest.
June 18, 2012 at 6:14 p.m.
Great use of time and money investigating that. What a waste!
June 18, 2012 at 6:10 p.m.
That response again is typical, but not any where near the reality. I'm only asking because you said you understand school funding.
June 17, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.
Pretty much the response I expected. Anyone else?
June 16, 2012 at 4:33 p.m.
So if you understand school funding, explain why a district such as say Campbell or Struthers that pays their teachers on average the same as Poland along with similar benefits packages and newer schools and even a newer stadium in Campbell doesn’t have similar financial issues.
June 16, 2012 at 8:25 a.m.
Those of you who truly understand school funding and how it has impacted us do not continue to waste your time and energy here. You are better off having discussions with the people you come in contact with on a daily basis. Arm yourself with the true information and spread the word. I appreciate your attempt here, but really it’s the same five people who truly don’t understand and are unwilling to even hear information that may go against the opinion that they have formed. I know you, like me, fear that a casual reader may come across this and assume they speak the truth. Speak up, be vigilant and share your knowledge with everyone you meet. It’s always amazing to me how little people truly know or how grossly misinformed people are when it comes to this topic. I just keep hoping someday I’ll come across them at a social gathering and can really let them know they are in fact very wrong. I've grown weary of trying to explain it here to the same few who are likely just unhappy bitter folk who are miserable with most every aspect of life anyway. Keep at it. Our kids, teachers and community are worth it.
June 13, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.
Ok, but my point remains the schools have had no increased funding in recent years. They're still working with the same amount. You're not paying more because of an increase in mills or increased money to the school. Sorry your bill went up $50 bucks.The schools still get the same amount. BTW I support our local libraries (and the salaries associated with them) 100%. Some things are worth paying for in my opinion.
May 8, 2012 at 5:51 p.m.
...if your taxes increased by $50.00 it wasn't the schools that made it go up. Maybe something else, but not the schools. In fact most went down.
May 7, 2012 at 9:16 p.m.
That's one heck of a blanket statement Nature. Guess you've had kids play every sport at every level. You should feel blessed to have so much talent in one family.
May 6, 2012 at 7:02 p.m.