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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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Posted in Budget & Finance, Campaigns, Community Outreach, Education, Policy
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Growth Strengthens Schools and Property Values in Central Ohio

October 5, 2015

An influx of young families with school-age children to a community is a sign of economic health and vitality. It also can be a challenge for central Ohio school districts that already are operating buildings over capacity, and looking at enrollment growth in coming years.

The fact that the Columbus region is experiencing the strongest growth in Ohio is evidenced by the baby (and kid) boom in communities such as Powell, Hilliard and Dublin. Their enrollment surge, along with other population shifts around the state in recent years, turns the longstanding reference to Ohio’s “Big 8” urban school districts on its head: Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati still are the top three, in that order, but Olentangy, South-Western and Hilliard now among the top 10 districts in terms of enrollment. Westerville and Dublin come in at Nos. 11 and 12 statewide, while once-big districts such as Canton and Youngstown have slipped significantly to Nos. 20 and 59 in the state.

 Click here to continue reading this article on The Columbus Dispatch »

Posted in Budget & Finance, Campaigns, Community Outreach, Land Use
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Ohio Survey Results: College Credit Plus a popular idea, and won’t hurt prospects for levy passage

October 1, 2015


Click here for results of survey provided by Paul Fallon



Posted in Campaigns, Community Outreach, Policy
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