From the daily archives: Friday, February 13, 2015

Much of the media coverage around John Kasich’s latest budget proposal and “new” school funding model has focused on the mysterious calculations that are supposedly determining how some school districts will receive more state funding and some schools will receive less.  While this debate is certainly interesting, it ignores the larger, and more important conversation that should be occurring.

Kasich’s latest proposal makes some grand and fatally-flawed assumptions about the amount of state funding that should be allocated to the Department of Education as a whole.  Furthermore, Kasich’s bold statement that local districts that “can help themselves…need…to step up and […]

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Gov. John Kasich loves to mete out discipline by telling others to work harder and do more with less. Unfortunately, he never takes his own advice, because he prefers to do less with more. This has been the case when it comes to creating jobs working families can actually live on without being “dependent” on government, a very taboo thing to do for the Reagan relic who’s out touting a federal balanced budget amendment in two more reliably Republican states, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Always ready to take food off the table or money out of the wallets of […]

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