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  •  UGH I knew this was going (10+ / 0-)

    to be a big steaming pile of shit when he was out pre-campaigning on this budget the past few weeks.  

    There's on commenter on the Disgrace article (yes it's the Disgrace, until they stop slobbering over Rethuglicans like they're the greatest thing since sliced bread) quoting dollars per student.  Dollars per student sounds awesome but excludes a whole host of things.  Besides, what is defined as the "operating budget" of a school?  What about the districts that are richer and can pass temporary levies to fund specific projects?  Are those included in "operating budget?"

    I'm supposed to believe that New Albany needs more money, but some of the poor, rural schools don't need anything?  I went to a richer rural school, but often saw the poor ones because they were in our sports conference.  And guess what?  Their facilities were crap, their schools weren't rated as high as ours.  In western central Ohio, where you have a lot of families that depend on Honda of America Manufacturing (HAM) and HAM suppliers, we had a nice rich little district because of the families that lived there (and increased property values compared to other school districts).  And low and behold, when I look at the map of schools getting increases, my old district is on there.  And the surrounding districts, who need it more than mine?  None of them are getting increases.

    Seriously, fuck Kasich.  And all of his other "cost cutting" initiatives within the state of Ohio that are totally screwing over how certain agencies function (don't know if I should get into it seeing as how I work for the state).

    "I don't want a unicorn. I want a fucking pegasus. And I want it to carry a flaming sword." -mahakali overdrive

    by Silvia Nightshade on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:07:24 AM PST

    •  I've been wondering (7+ / 0-)

      if any of this is based on how much districts already provide via property tax levies. If they provide a lot, maybe they get little. My district gets nada. We are an inner ring suburb of Cleveland with one of the highest property taxes in the state. I expect there will be analyses of the formula and how it was arrived at — if indeed there is any coherent principle behind it — in coming weeks by groups who do this policy work, like Ohio Policy Matters and Innovation Ohio, whose spokesman Dale Butland was officially designated a "job killer" at a press conference yesterday by Ohio Republican Party chairman Bob "The Thug" Bennett. So you know he's doing something right!

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:18:55 AM PST

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      •  Not just at the press conference. (3+ / 0-)

        They went to the trouble of creating a web site. I heard about it on WCPN (Cleveland public radio) this morning. Here's some info about it.

        'Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.' -John Steinbeck

        by Eddie L on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:35:01 PM PST

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