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.
I'd bother to explain why you're wrong, but you're not likely to listen anyway. It doesn't work that way, but believe what you want.
May 6, 2012 at 6:55 p.m.
When was the last time you had to pay more?
May 4, 2012 at 8:59 p.m.
Poland21 - I know your catalyst for posting, like mine, is a bit out of a concern that common citizens will happen upon this and take all that the close minded posters write for gospel truth. There are so many untruths, half truths and exaggerations floating out there. Anyone who seeks the truth and reality of school funding please seek it for yourself. Do not believe all you read here or are told at the ball field for the truth or you will only be partially informed or as often is the case grossly misinformed. They are unwilling to even see or recognize any other perspective because then they are left with a reality they are unwilling to accept. Again I ask, when was the last time your taxes went up because of the schools? The way I see it you should be pretty impressed you’ve gotten as much bang for your buck as you have. Keep vigilant. We need change from Columbus.
May 2, 2012 at 5:26 p.m.
Wish we were all proactive in asking similar questions about our state education dollars.
April 29, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.