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Pickerington Lending Money To Open Charter School | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 42 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jul 12, 2011, titled Pickerington Lending Money To Open Charter School | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A plan to open a charter school in Pickerington is being met with some hesitancy, as the district just made moves to cut millions from its budget to save money, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported on Monday.

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Unrepentant Cynic

Defiance, OH

#1 Jul 12, 2011
Now is hardly the time to attempt to educate and graduate "at-risk" students,(whatever that means) especially when the 'real' public schools have obviously failed them. The thing to do now is, abandon the students and let them flounder on their own.
That's the spirit and the purpose of the 'real' Public Education SYSTEM.
Unions first! Children last.
Good grief!
Seriously

Powell, OH

#2 Jul 12, 2011
This just sucks. What a bunch of hypocrites. Or maybe all of those hardworking laid off teachers could get jobs at the new school? No. That would make too much sense.
Picktown Parent

Jackson, OH

#3 Jul 12, 2011
"The school will open next month to students aged 16-21"

As a parent, I am not at all happy that my child will be attending school with at risk students with ages climbing into 21 in the same building. Pickerington is quickly becoming the toilet basin for the troubled and kicked out youth from Columbus.
Hold up a sec

West Jefferson, OH

#4 Jul 12, 2011
So my daughter won't be attending school with delinquents?

"For the first year, charter school students will attend classes inside of Pickerington High School North. Officials said they will have their own classrooms, so they will not have to intermingle with the other school's students, Mallett reported."

Feel free to move ahead.
badsystem

Blacklick, OH

#5 Jul 12, 2011
Great now all the kids at north will have easy access to alcohol
dalel

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 12, 2011
At risk, Prison bound, mentally delayed? thers a big dfference. I would support the mentally challenged but if its the lazy who want a free ride in prison, they need to make there own decison.
Slight of hand

Corbin, KY

#7 Jul 12, 2011
Sounds like they are trying to segregate kids out of Pickerington high schools. What a joke charter schools have become. I wonder what color the kids are that are considered at risk(that term is easily twisted to include anyone they want).
pick mama

AOL

#8 Jul 12, 2011
Why are we spending money we don't have to open a new school? Housing at risk students in an operating high school. If we have money to "loan" to open this school, why the need for a levy? Or is this why we need a levy? Will they have access to books since all of the libraries are being gotten rid of with this Global Learning? I guess the books need to go somewhere.
HighKickThruCana l

United States

#9 Jul 12, 2011
Spend spend spend ...

There's already a school for these types of students and its called:

Eastland Vocational School,

of which I pay taxes to.

Pickerington's going to need a huge school levy on the ballot in Nov.
rushisanoxymoron

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 12, 2011
Hey Limbaughhead- put the crack pipe down for a moment. Schools have failed because parents have failed. You obviously are regurgitating the crap you hear on Fox "News". Learn to think for yourself.
Unrepentant Cynic wrote:
Now is hardly the time to attempt to educate and graduate "at-risk" students,(whatever that means) especially when the 'real' public schools have obviously failed them. The thing to do now is, abandon the students and let them flounder on their own.
That's the spirit and the purpose of the 'real' Public Education SYSTEM.
Unions first! Children last.
Good grief!
billybob

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 12, 2011
This is Kasich's big gift to all you idiots who voted for his corruptass He is increasing school vouchers from 10,000 to 60,00 for "private schools'. Why are we spending tax dollars to subsidize so- called private schools?? These charters have fewer teaching standards than the public schools you are in such a rush to dismantle.
pick mama wrote:
Why are we spending money we don't have to open a new school? Housing at risk students in an operating high school. If we have money to "loan" to open this school, why the need for a levy? Or is this why we need a levy? Will they have access to books since all of the libraries are being gotten rid of with this Global Learning? I guess the books need to go somewhere.
Really

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 12, 2011
As a parent of child who attends a charter school, this is great news. Left behind at public schools, my child grew immensely after entering a charter school. She is now at the same level as her public school peers and is excelling! Thank you Kasich for not leaving special need children behind!
Sick of it

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 12, 2011
Pickerington needs to replace the entire board and get a new one...Spend spend spend, get rid of Good Qualified teacher after teacher...blame and punish the band and sports programs, which by the way do bring in revenue...don't believe me go to a Friday night Central Football game...you can't fins a seat! Most of us there have paid to have our kids play and then paid to come watch them play or sit the bench. I moved here due to the "great" schools..Ha ha they've increasingly dropped their standards to where we are now mediocre at best..Great job Board..Keep up the good work...NOT!
I actually do work

Delaware, OH

#14 Jul 12, 2011
Slight of hand wrote:
Sounds like they are trying to segregate kids out of Pickerington high schools. What a joke charter schools have become. I wonder what color the kids are that are considered at risk(that term is easily twisted to include anyone they want).
you people are always looking for something to complain about.
overtaxed picktown mom

Newark, OH

#15 Jul 12, 2011
HighKickThruCanal wrote:
Spend spend spend ...
There's already a school for these types of students and its called:
Eastland Vocational School,
of which I pay taxes to.
Pickerington's going to need a huge school levy on the ballot in Nov.
You think Eastland Vocational School is where these types of students attended school? Are you brain dead? My daughter chose to attend the vocational school to get a jump start on a career in Nursing. She was an honors student at Pickerington and continued to be an honors student at the Vocational School. Now do I agree with a charter school? No. I have very good friends that lost their jobs as teachers when Pick made these cuts. But for you to say a vocational school is a school for reject kids is very sad and you should be smacked.
overtaxed picktown mom

Newark, OH

#16 Jul 12, 2011
HighKickThruCanal wrote:
Spend spend spend ...
There's already a school for these types of students and its called:
Eastland Vocational School,
of which I pay taxes to.
Pickerington's going to need a huge school levy on the ballot in Nov.
You think Eastland Vocational School is where these types of students attended school? Are you brain dead? My daughter chose to attend the vocational school to get a jump start on a career in Nursing. She was an honors student at Pickerington and continued to be an honors student at the Vocational School. Now do I agree with a charter school? No. I have very good friends that lost their jobs as teachers when Pick made these cuts. But for you to say a vocational school is a school for only kids who can't hack a regular school is very sad and you should be smacked.
EFCTS

Pickerington, OH

#17 Jul 12, 2011
HighKickThruCanal wrote:
Spend spend spend ...
There's already a school for these types of students and its called:
Eastland Vocational School,
of which I pay taxes to.
Pickerington's going to need a huge school levy on the ballot in Nov.
Ok You must not be that educated yourself or you have no clue about what Eastland Fairfield has to offer students. I am a former employee of EFCTS and let me tell you it is not for students that are at risk it is exactly the opposite. Most of those students attending have to meet certain GPA's and have to have no diciplinary records because of the state licences in the nursing fields . Thats just one example. Why don't you get informed before you make non truthful statements.
A hard working mother

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 12, 2011
We have Pickerington public school students going to school in trailers so that these "kids" (some of whom are ADULTS) can use our facilities???? REALLY????
I have never voted against a school levy, EVER. I will be voting NO for additional monies if this charter school for drop-outs and delinquents is housed in our facility and my tax dollars are paying for this, while we still have legitimate students of tax-paying familes attending classes in TRAILERS in our school district.
lol

Canal Winchester, OH

#19 Jul 12, 2011
So does this mean North is the new ghetto school in town???
the truth

Lewis Center, OH

#20 Jul 12, 2011
time to get out the for sale signs, and jump ship it"s going down fast.

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