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Ohio School Funding

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Ohio School Funding Governor John Kasich had a simple explanation last week as he unveiled the state's new school funding formula. He said, "If you are poor, you're going to get more. If you are rich, you're going to get less." Turns out the calculus is a little more complicated than that. Some poor districts such as East Cleveland won't get more. And some rich ones, such as Orange, will. We'll explain the formula and discuss whether this actually fixes entrenched inequities in the way Ohio funds schools, Tuesday at 9 with host Mike McIntyre on the Sound of Ideas.


Economy, Education, Government/Politics


Ida Lieszkovsky, Reporter, State Impact Ohio
Bob Scott, Superintendent, Avon Lake School District
David James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools
Greg Lawson, Policy Analyst, The Buckeye Institute
Dan Thatcher, Senior policy specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures

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Kasich’s school funding plan creates problems for rich districts
Achievement Everywhere
State Impact Ohio

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