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Kasich Touts School Plan

Ohio would spend $15.1B over two years to alter funding system

February 2, 2013

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gov....

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daWraith

Feb-02-13 8:04 AM

California "Serrano versus Priest" CA-SCOTUS decision 1971:

• California's method of funding public education, because of district-to-district disparities, "fails to meet the requirements of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and the California Constitution."

Result 40 years later: children from poor areas STILL have the lowest scores and graduation rates IN SPITE of EQUAL funding.

IT's the PARENTING, STUPID!

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SpankysLastDance

Feb-02-13 9:02 AM

The article published in the Steubenville Herald Star is a little more informative. It mentions that Kasich said the plan has no politics in it. One of his biggest critics the Minority Leader (DemoCrap) complains that Kasich didn't craft the plan in a Bi-Partisan way! Some teachers complained because they weren't directly involved even though Kasichs advisers did travel the state and talked with Supers and teachers. Either way, even with the redistribution, the Democrats are not happy. Whiners! Babies and Bullies! Nasty Democrats!

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elmgrovedude

Feb-02-13 9:08 AM

The key to improved education outcomes is not more money, but making sure what funding schools do have is spent directly on instruction. In ‘07, the DOE own statistics indicated that only 52% of public school funding was spent on teacher/student interactions. Especially in Ohio in which each county has multiple school districts, can it honestly be said that dollar per student is really dollar per student spent on him or her? I would say that each student is educated as economically as possible so “saved” money can be utilized on other, non-instructive ways

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boxerboy

Feb-02-13 10:09 AM

Can we please dispense with the bs about california? The OV couldn't care a fig about california.

Gov. Kasich's plan will be a hardship on eastern Ohio because the disparity in income will be more noticeable locally.

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