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West Clermont advocates for public schools

October 29, 2015

There was a full house at the West Clermont Public School Advocacy kickoff meeting, held Oct. 14 in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center at Glen Este High School.

The meeting was led by West Clermont Local School District Superintendent Keith Kline, who encouraged school staff, parents, students and community members to learn more about the effect that charter schools have on public education.

“As you know, public education has been under fire for a long time now. Funding continues to dwindle, we send more and more of our resources to poorly performing, for-profit charter schools and the entire teaching profession continues to be demeaned,” Kline said in an email.

He added, “While there has been some movement in Columbus around charter school accountability, there are still major issues around funding, evaluation of teachers, the burden of assessments and the destruction of public education as we know it. Enough is enough!”

 

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Ohio Survey Results: College Credit Plus a popular idea, and won’t hurt prospects for levy passage

October 1, 2015

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Click here for results of survey provided by Paul Fallon

 

 

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School superintendent is under investigation for political campaigning against Ohio Governor

February 15, 2013

Ohio prosecutor probes Kasich critic

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor says a school superintendent is under investigation for possible misuse of public resources for political campaigning.

Franklin City Schools Superintendent Arnol Elam wrote a letter to parents urging them to join a campaign to make sure Gov. John Kasich and legislators supporting him aren’t re-elected. Elam is among school officials in some of the state’s poorer districts upset about the Republican governor’s new school funding plan.

Elam says his district’s state funding remains flat, while wealthier neighboring districts get more money.

Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell says Elam might have crossed a legal line by using school resources for campaign purposes. Elam tells The Dayton Daily News his purpose was informative, not political.

Ohio’s Democratic Party blasted the Republican prosecutor’s move as intimidation.

 

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