On the Eve of a Teachers Agreement

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Jul 15, 2013
 
According to news reports, the Springboro Education Association is currently holding a vote between the 300-some teachers they represent to adopt the changes to the contract, as recommended by their negotiation team. Given their approval, the Board of Education will vote on adopting the proposed changes in a special meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening. While many parents and local residents will no doubt consider this a win compared to a strike and the loss of additional staff, I can’t help but feel like this is one small step for Springboro schools, and one giant leap for the privatization of public education.

To understand this giant leap, one needs only to start at the top. According to the ERIN Project, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given over $37 billion to organizations that support school choice, followed by the William H. Kellogg Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, each of which has given over $7B,$6B, and $5B respectively. Michelle Rhee, the controversial ex-chancellor of D.C. public schools and the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst.org , reportedly earned generous contributions from those same organization to support school choice in small towns across the nation.

The effects of Michelle Rhee’s Students First policy agenda has already affected Ohio legislation. We are one of two states with controversial Parent Trigger laws which enable residents to recommend that an under-performing school to be converted to a charter school. Governor John Kasich’s education plan has been reported to drastically overhaul school funding, lowering the amount of funding for many of our school districts while increasing funding to private charter schools. Each of these changes that are outlined in the agenda should be quite familiar with Springboro parents, as the changes proposed by the School Board follow its policies to the letter.

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Jul 17, 2013
 
Open Springboro wrote:
According to news reports, the Springboro Education Association is currently holding a vote between the 300-some teachers they represent to adopt the changes to the contract, as recommended by their negotiation team. Given their approval, the Board of Education will vote on adopting the proposed changes in a special meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening. While many parents and local residents will no doubt consider this a win compared to a strike and the loss of additional staff, I can’t help but feel like this is one small step for Springboro schools, and one giant leap for the privatization of public education.
To understand this giant leap, one needs only to start at the top. According to the ERIN Project, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given over $37 billion to organizations that support school choice, followed by the William H. Kellogg Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, each of which has given over $7B,$6B, and $5B respectively. Michelle Rhee, the controversial ex-chancellor of D.C. public schools and the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst.org , reportedly earned generous contributions from those same organization to support school choice in small towns across the nation.
The effects of Michelle Rhee’s Students First policy agenda has already affected Ohio legislation. We are one of two states with controversial Parent Trigger laws which enable residents to recommend that an under-performing school to be converted to a charter school. Governor John Kasich’s education plan has been reported to drastically overhaul school funding, lowering the amount of funding for many of our school districts while increasing funding to private charter schools. Each of these changes that are outlined in the agenda should be quite familiar with Springboro parents, as the changes proposed by the School Board follow its policies to the letter.
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It's time for you to get out from under that rock. Stand up. Take a good look at the world around you. Very soon America will no longer be the lone Superpower. In this truly global 21st century economy, education in America must have increasingly more options. If the mould of the traditional American public school system isn't adaptable to fit in with global change, then maybe it's time public education be done away with. No more welfare education. It's time everyone pays for the quality of education they can afford. If a parent can't afford a better quality of education for their children, they are passing an important lesson on to their kids. They are in essence nonverbally telling them things like..."Don't live an irresponsible livestyle"... "Don't drop out of high school"..." Don't have children out of wedlock"... "While supporting your family, continue on with your education"... "Don't have children you and your spouse cannot afford to raise"....

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Jul 18, 2013
 
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If the mould of the traditional American public school system isn't adaptable to fit in with global change, then maybe it's time public education be done away with. No more welfare education.
Every time I hear someone in Springboro say this, they usually follow it up with something about Creationism or the truth of how God built this country in His own image.
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Jul 18, 2013
 
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It's time for you to get out from under that rock. Stand up. Take a good look at the world around you. Very soon America will no longer be the lone Superpower. In this truly global 21st century economy, education in America must have increasingly more options. If the mould of the traditional American public school system isn't adaptable to fit in with global change, then maybe it's time public education be done away with. No more welfare education. It's time everyone pays for the quality of education they can afford. If a parent can't afford a better quality of education for their children, they are passing an important lesson on to their kids. They are in essence nonverbally telling them things like..."Don't live an irresponsible livestyle"... "Don't drop out of high school"..." Don't have children out of wedlock"... "While supporting your family, continue on with your education"... "Don't have children you and your spouse cannot afford to raise"....
"It's time everyone pays for the quality of education they can afford." - that was pulled out from the paragraph above for emphasis...

I am pretty sure that is WHY public education was started in the first place - so everyone had the opportunity to an education without regard to the wealth of the parent. I just looked up what it costs to educate a high school student at a local Christian school and it is in excess of $7600 plus $125 per sport per child with no family cap and they also charge $200 for each class of intervention needed. There is no charge for an intervention plan however - wow that must be a relief for those that need help! I wonder how many can afford that considering most people in Springboro with even just one child in the household pay far less than that in property tax.

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Jul 18, 2013
 
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I am pretty sure that is WHY public education was started in the first place - so everyone had the opportunity to an education without regard to the wealth of the parent.
While I'm inclined to agree with your premise, it's useful to know that Public Education was started in this country to teach children how to read the Bible. This is not to say that America was founded as a Protestant country and that we need to revert back to all the fears of Catholics being lazy criminals who steal our jobs, but that historical reference shouldn't be used as a grab bag of facts which align with our political beliefs.

"It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted with love and false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors."

Massachusetts General School Law of 1647
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Jul 18, 2013
 
Open Springboro wrote:
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While I'm inclined to agree with your premise, it's useful to know that Public Education was started in this country to teach children how to read the Bible. This is not to say that America was founded as a Protestant country and that we need to revert back to all the fears of Catholics being lazy criminals who steal our jobs, but that historical reference shouldn't be used as a grab bag of facts which align with our political beliefs.
"It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted with love and false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors."
Massachusetts General School Law of 1647
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_S...
"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves."
— John Adams, U.S. President, 1785

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Jul 18, 2013
 
Question Policy wrote:
"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves."
— John Adams, U.S. President, 1785
Who am I to argue with John Adams!
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Open Springboro wrote:
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Every time I hear someone in Springboro say this, they usually follow it up with something about Creationism or the truth of how God built this country in His own image.
Well yippee skippee and hooray for you. It so happens I'm Darwinist.
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Jul 20, 2013
 
Question Policy wrote:
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"It's time everyone pays for the quality of education they can afford." - that was pulled out from the paragraph above for emphasis...
I am pretty sure that is WHY public education was started in the first place - so everyone had the opportunity to an education without regard to the wealth of the parent. I just looked up what it costs to educate a high school student at a local Christian school and it is in excess of $7600 plus $125 per sport per child with no family cap and they also charge $200 for each class of intervention needed. There is no charge for an intervention plan however - wow that must be a relief for those that need help! I wonder how many can afford that considering most people in Springboro with even just one child in the household pay far less than that in property tax.
I don't disagree with a lot of this. However for a lot of people there's a big difference in the mindset. It's all about respect for the money being spent as well as instilling a sense of appreciation in your children for the fact that your taxes AND OR tuition money is what it took to get them to school. Only with a minimal amount of parental guidance, the rest of the obligation is the child's.

Folks who send their kids to private schools physically see tuition leave their bank accounts. Public schools of course are funded thru homeowner and business property taxes. To be perfectly frank there's no shortage of idiot homeowners out there that have little to no clue where or how their tax dollars are being spent. All they know is how much they and their spouse need to make in order to "pay the bills" each month. These people are the type heavily relied-upon whenever theres a school levy for their blind 'YES' votes.

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