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Legislature strikes at overturning Strickland's education plan

There are 30 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Mar 10, 2011, titled Legislature strikes at overturning Strickland's education plan. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Legislation giving Ohio schools two additional snow days and a separate bill that would remove a requirement to offer all-day kindergarten won key rounds in the legislature yesterday, as Republicans chipped away at education changes pushed by former Gov.

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Youratroll

Cortland, OH

#22 Mar 10, 2011
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>You are wrong. If that was the case there would not be pay to play when the schools run out of operating money. The coaches have supplemental contracts paid out of operating funds.
Read comment 19 please and thank you
Ski_Drinker

Columbus, OH

#23 Mar 10, 2011
Boy... the cost of education is so expensive. Why not just stop making kids go to class at all? Think of all the money the state would save if we reduced the mandatory days of instruction to 50. I bet there would be a lot of happy kids!

I suspect though, that the grandchildren of our current kids wouldn't be so happy knowing that their America of the year 2080 is the new 3rd World.
Publius

Chillicothe, OH

#24 Mar 10, 2011
Sen. Eric Kearney, "When you go across the world, there are two differences between what they do with their kids and what we do with our kids," he said. "Their kids start earlier, and they go to school longer. It's very simple."

Actually. Kearney, it is a lot more simple than that. Students in countries like South Korea and Japan are more prepared to learn because they generally come from stable, traditional families that value education. 40% of the kids are born out of wedlock and 90+% of them are raised by their biological parents who teach traditional values and a strong work ethic, rather than baby mamas or trailer trash that worship the the ghetto culture, government dependency, and lack of responsibility.

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#25 Mar 10, 2011
CincyTom wrote:
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Former President Bush had more to do with testing than Eric Kearney. His comparison is fair though you're right that there is more to it than just the hours in school. Other countries place much more emphasis on education than us. We lead our youth by example and we're not doing so well by attacking teachers and educational programs.
Good points.

I don't care if there are 40 kids in a classroom, a kid will succeed with the proper motivation and support from his family. The family is where it all begins.

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#26 Mar 10, 2011
Publius wrote:
Sen. Eric Kearney, "When you go across the world, there are two differences between what they do with their kids and what we do with our kids," he said. "Their kids start earlier, and they go to school longer. It's very simple."
Actually. Kearney, it is a lot more simple than that. Students in countries like South Korea and Japan are more prepared to learn because they generally come from stable, traditional families that value education. 40% of the kids are born out of wedlock and 90+% of them are raised by their biological parents who teach traditional values and a strong work ethic, rather than baby mamas or trailer trash that worship the the ghetto culture, government dependency, and lack of responsibility.
More good points! Senator Kearney is much too simplistic in his solution and you touched on some really serious problems that make a big difference.
Black lion

Columbus, OH

#27 Mar 10, 2011
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Yes I do...I REALLY do.
Do you think I give a "rats butt" what YOU have to say? Not really....
I should worded my post indicating that they do not care what any of us have to say. Sorry you were offended.
Current mom and educator

Napoleon, OH

#28 Mar 10, 2011
The difference between our kids and kids across the world is not as simple as the fact that they start earlier and go to school longer. The real, impacting difference is PRIORITIES!!!!!!! Priorities today are about extra-curriculars and sports, not education. Think about how many people worry more about sports practice than spending an adequate amount of time on homework or studying. How many families eat supper together, rather than run kids all over. I'm not really against sports and extra curriculars. I was and am an athlete. There are valuable lessons learned from extra curriculars. I do worry about our priorities. Sports seems to take the front seat, leaving education on the bumper. How many pro sports players came from your town? How many people from your town use their education for their current job?
And don't get me started on scholarships for sports. I was offered scholarships for college. I decided that my education was more important. I knew that I'd never make it as a pro athlete. I also figured out that I could work 10 hours a week and go to a lower priced school, which would save me more than if I had taken the scholarship. That was my choice. I'm not saying everyone should give up on their dreams. Not saying to give up a scholarship. But, to sacrifice education and family so that you may get a sports scholarship...? And then you may make it past your freshman year with the scholarship?.... Hmmmm.... PRIORITIES!!!!
Current mom and educator

Napoleon, OH

#29 Mar 10, 2011
Publius wrote:
Sen. Eric Kearney, "When you go across the world, there are two differences between what they do with their kids and what we do with our kids," he said. "Their kids start earlier, and they go to school longer. It's very simple."
Actually. Kearney, it is a lot more simple than that. Students in countries like South Korea and Japan are more prepared to learn because they generally come from stable, traditional families that value education. 40% of the kids are born out of wedlock and 90+% of them are raised by their biological parents who teach traditional values and a strong work ethic, rather than baby mamas or trailer trash that worship the the ghetto culture, government dependency, and lack of responsibility.
Very true- from an elementary teacher in a small rural town. The homes of many kids are so sad. "What did you eat for dinner last night?" Response, "Popcorn." And this after the school provided their child with a free breakfast and lunch, as well as the opportunity to bring home a backpack full of food twice a month from the school's food pantry. I have kindergartners watching movies such as Scream 3. Kids that put themselves to bed. That are sincerely surprised when I suggest they go to bed by 8:30pm and want to learn what the clock looks like at that time so they can put themselves to sleep. Not necessarily a bed. Some don't have one, but their parents have caller ID so they know not to answer the phone when the school calls.
Jeannie

Erie, PA

#30 Mar 10, 2011
You are growing too fast in central OHIO to require all day K without state funding...you don't have room now in your schools for autistic classes, special ed, esl, reading recovery, music, art..you are just building schools to keep up with your booming population...calamity days..keep them cause even make up days in other states are not necessarily days well spent. Each state and school district is unique and the state and feds should stay out of local gov. and that goes for Karl Rove and his PAC

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#31 Mar 11, 2011
Current mom and educator wrote:
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Very true- from an elementary teacher in a small rural town. The homes of many kids are so sad. "What did you eat for dinner last night?" Response, "Popcorn." And this after the school provided their child with a free breakfast and lunch, as well as the opportunity to bring home a backpack full of food twice a month from the school's food pantry. I have kindergartners watching movies such as Scream 3. Kids that put themselves to bed. That are sincerely surprised when I suggest they go to bed by 8:30pm and want to learn what the clock looks like at that time so they can put themselves to sleep. Not necessarily a bed. Some don't have one, but their parents have caller ID so they know not to answer the phone when the school calls.
Your post is enough to almost me cry. Senator Kearney should read it and maybe he will understand some of the true differences between America and other countries he compares us too.

All we care about in this country is watching movies and sports. That's about it.

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