Once again, Ohio missed a chance to move progressively forward in helping to improve the state’s public education system. Instead of promoting a clearer understanding of the (already off-target) measures that Ohio’s elected officials and, by law, the Ohio Department of Education use to rate schools and districts, the state’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Waiver Request proposed a regression to the uninformative and out-of-date practice of using a letter-grade system.
As an educator and parent I could rail for days about the lack of actual meaning behind any letter grade, whether an A or an F, and […]Full Story... →
As Kasich ramps up his plans for a budget corrections bill, what he is calling his “mid-biennium budget review”, Plunderbund’s Budgetwatcher is back at work.
The latest post at BW discusses Kasich’s announcement about fee increase on fracking operations that would conveniently provide an approximately 1.6% state income tax cut to Ohioans right about the time Kasich runs for reelection.
Kasich is touting this as a $500 million tax break for Ohioans, but as Budgetwatcher points out, the average Ohioan’s taxes would only “be reduced by $21, or 40 cents per weekly paycheck.”
40 cents per week will not […]Full Story... →