Friday, April 17, 2009

Campaign Promises on School Funding

The last campaign for Governor focused on school funding and how the Republicans didn't do anything to solve the problem. Governor Ted Strickland even stated that if he couldn't fix school funding, that he would have failed as a Governor. Be careful what you say Governor.

His plan to use one-time federal stimulus dollars for education has now unraveled. Read about it here.

Under the Governor's adjusted plan, schools will actually be receiving LESS money (state dollars) than in years past. Is this how the Governor defines fixing school funding?? This is the first time in at least 15 years that the state reduced its total dollar commitment to schools.

I don't think many in Ohio will forget the campaign promises made regarding school funding. I know I haven't. And so far, I don't like the proposed solutions.

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