Board critical of 'unfunded mandates'

Board critical of 'unfunded mandates'

There are 11 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Jun 30, 2010, titled Board critical of 'unfunded mandates'. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

Pickerington Board of Education members last week launched another attack against Gov.

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Resident of many years

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 30, 2010
Does anyone disagree?
Resident of many years

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 30, 2010
There is a no vote comming from here.

Does anyone disagree?

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Jun 30, 2010
It's these damned special interest groups. I am TIRED of nanny governmental interference in schools, in our homes, our businesses. They take away parental responsibilities, business owner decisions. Let's see how much Strickland likes the unfunded mandates the Feds will be dumping on Ohio to suck up the costs.

Since: Jun 10

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jun 30, 2010
Resident of many years wrote:
Does anyone disagree?
I'd say for the most part I agree. Seems feasible the mandates unfunded are no help

Glenn WRECK:

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 1, 2010
"That was part of the governor's education reform package that passed last year," she said. "The state found research and evidence of what would give all students, no matter where they are in the state of Ohio, a high-quality education that will enable them to be competitive with any other students around the world.


The State found research? Where do you suppose the state 'found' it? Do you think maybe they found all of this research that requires not only everything included in this article, but also Masters degreed teachers and bogus grading systems, under a rock?

Who exactly profits from all of this mess? The State, the system, maybe the system workers? The kids, perhaps?

NONONONO - THE UNION PROFITS when you have to hire more people to cover these unfunded mandates. More people join the union, and then all of a sudden, the union makes more money, but gets you nothing for your kids. The union doesn't exist to care about kids. It's here to perpetuate itself, anyway it can.

And the union has the money to have any kind of report they want written up. Sorry folks, but if our union lobbyists weren't camped out at the State House, we wouldn't have a fraction of the problems we currently have.

When the state is flat broke, it has no desire to legislate unfunded mandates, but since we don't mind our union lobbyists up their patooties all the time, they vote how ever they have to get rid of them, and let us deal with it.

Are you sick of dealing with it, yet? GET RID OF UNIONS!!!

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 1, 2010
I receive a great education years ago from SWCS, before I was mandated to do anything, before DeRolph told me I was broke and before research said I was disadvantaged.

I guess ignorance is truly bliss.

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 1, 2010
You and I are from the same era, Jeff. I graduated in 76. The Great Education Experiment started back in the 60's, one can argue the 50's but it took off in the 60's. As much as we don't want to admit it, we are products of the Great Education Experiment.

I'm guessing that 50 years is long enough to consider it a complete and utter failure.

My dad graduated from South High School,graduated in '39, went off to WWII. He had enough education to go straight to law school when he came out of the service.

Remember New Math? I would go home and ask him to help with homework, he would look at it, and didn't have a clue. And why? Do I know more math than he did?

Hell no. I watched him balance the check book in his head, every week. By the time I got to college, I had a calculator. All I had to learn was the forumulas. The only thing I retained is what I use in my job.

We can believe we had a good education - and certainly it was better than kids get today. We didn't suffer with these bogus institutions of higher learning that do nothing more than offer ASSSSS degress that amount to High School II - The Education. To say our education was as complete as what our parents enjoyed is in error. The Experiment was in full swing by the time we got there. Remember phonics? Half of us were taught to read the traditional way, half with phonics. Those phonics kids can't spell yet today. They weren't taught how.

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 1, 2010

I remember the "New" math.

That reason is why I have adjusted my opinions to be 96% accurate and the other 8% near accurate.

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 1, 2010
Jeff wrote:
I remember the "New" math.
That reason is why I have adjusted my opinions to be 96% accurate and the other 8% near accurate.
Hilarious! Because with New Math 96 + 8 = 100. Hilarious.

Nashville, TN

#10 Jul 1, 2010

Yes Hooked-on-phonics.

Their commercials told us to dial:

1-800-divide square root of 3 million by pie.

Since I had a good dose of "new" math, I kept getting the wrong number (some call center in India)!
Taxed to the Max

Westerville, OH

#11 Jul 2, 2010
I moved out of Pickerington because I was tired of the school board going to the voters every month with new levy requests, brainwashing the students to pressure their family, and then eliminating busing in an effort to force the vote for new levies. If it didn't pass they would hold a special election every other week until the majority of voters was school employees that would eventually pass the vote. A couple of solutions would be to up the retirement age for teachers to 65 (similar to that of Social Security) and pass legislation to have elections once per year in November. This would ensure a higher turnout and a more representative vote of the people. The higher retirement age should be imposed on all government workers (teachers included). This would allow the better teachers to be retained at their salary, and eliminate the need for the public to double pay when the public servants retire early to fund their retirement and their replacement.

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