The February 11, 2017 Policy Matters Ohio research report, by Zack Schiller, pinpoints why multitudes of school district students are deprived of a high quality education.

State officials in Ohio seem more comfortable tolerating the school-to-prison and school-to-welfare pipelines than biting the bullet to appropriately fund a constitutional system of common schools. All the political rhetoric about career and college readiness is noisome twaddle without the provision of adequate resources directed to all school districts.

Policy Matters asked the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy to analyze Kasich’s latest tax proposal. This is what they found:

• The middle fifth of income earners, who made between $36,000 and $56,000 last year, would see an average increase of $44.

• The poorest fifth of Ohioans, who made less than $21,000, would see an increase averaging $64.

• The top 1 percent, who made more than $457,000, would get an average annual tax cut of $2,412.


William L. Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding