The "crackpots" attack me because they have no defense for the indefensible.The bottom line is that the voter is going to have to wade through all the bull and figure out which side they believe. At this point, as far as the Malone/Babb/Stuckey contingent is concerned, all I have heard is they are running and they are "for the children." Well, aren't we all "for the children?" That tells me nothing. Tell me why I should vote for them. What will they do that the current board has not that is in the best interest of the children. I hope the answer is not to simply throw more money at what ever perceived problem exists. We've been there and done that.
As for the current board they have a record. Not perfect but, on balance from where I sit, it looks pretty good compared to when they took the reins. Give me a reason to vote for Malone/Babb/Stuckey, not a reason to vote against the current board.
As you decide I would encourage all of you to not rely on the noisy minority of parents who have resorted to personal attacks on the current board; outright misrepresentation about what the board has/is doing; and worse, are completely clueless about the financial state of the current school system. In the past they told us to pass levy after levy for fear that doom, gloom, chaos and utter panic would set upon us. Well, still waiting for it. They have their side of the story and I respect their desire to do what they think is the right thing. I simply question their motives and their knowledge of the current state of financial affairs and what it takes to do better.
Doing the research to make informed decisions requires work, but also comes with some risk. Look at Doug Weideman's posts. He clearly comes to the table prepared with numbers. What does he get in return? Crackpots who feels the need to publish his address and plane registrations. This tells me some people are not interest in the facts, so there will be no changing their minds whatsoever. The problem with them is they negate the informed persons vote.
If you don't like the current board…fine. At least make an informed decision…not one based on pure emotion. The kids of this community deserve as much.
Aside from posting PROFICIENT is not FAILURE, they always forget to explain to us why a child getting only 42% correct on a Ohio Graduation Test is good enough.
PROFICIENT does equate to FAILURE.
Next time someone tells you it does not, ask them what they would do if their child had absorbed less than 33% of the math presented by the 8th grade?
32% was the bottom of the PROFICIENT scale in 8th grade math on the Ohio Achievement Assessment test.
Let them ignore the truth, it won't stop me from broadcasting the message.
As parents review their child's ACT results, some may be wondering why their child did not score higher than they did given the grades they received throughout their education.
The reality is the tests reflect what that student learned or did not learn.
PROFICIENT equals FAILURE and those who promote otherwise compromise your child's future.