Supporters Rally For School Choice At...

Supporters Rally For School Choice At Statehouse | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 9 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Mar 22, 2011, titled Supporters Rally For School Choice At Statehouse | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A rally was held at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday to support choice when it comes to schooling children across Ohio.

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schoolchoice111s tudent

Cleveland, OH

#1 Mar 22, 2011
The opposition to this bill has a poor argument. The public school system will not be the ones paying for this, it's still the taxpayers! Public schools are given so much money that they don't manage well. The citizens should be saying that public education is better than private because they get more money, yet it's the other way around. What this bill will do is create competition for public schools and force them to improve in money management. In this way we will have an educated society!
parent

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 23, 2011
I live in an excellent w/ distiction district and still choose to send my children to private school. The level of teacher dedication as well as the education are FAR SUPERIOR to any public school. I would be devistated if I had to send my children to public school. It would be a travesty. Parents have the right to choose the school, so they should also have the right to choose how thier tax dollars are being spent. I'm not happy with the public school choice or its course offering, why can't I choose where my school dollars are going. I'd much rather the private school get that funding!
Need real solutions

Hilliard, OH

#3 Mar 23, 2011
I am not sure why this is not considered worthy of a headline on this site. I attended the rally and it is certainly newsworthy.

There is more activity on the rally forum on the Columbus Dispatch site.
Hope

Dublin, OH

#4 Mar 23, 2011
Will the children be able to play sports if they leave one school for another, or will they have to set out a year as the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) mandates. Some student athletes would like to transfer for various reasons but the bylaws of the OHSAA will not let them participate in sports for a year, what a bad idea, talk about holding a kid back for no reason.
how true

United States

#5 Mar 24, 2011
schoolchoice111student wrote:
The opposition to this bill has a poor argument. The public school system will not be the ones paying for this, it's still the taxpayers! Public schools are given so much money that they don't manage well. The citizens should be saying that public education is better than private because they get more money, yet it's the other way around. What this bill will do is create competition for public schools and force them to improve in money management. In this way we will have an educated society!
A little healthy competition never hurts anyone. Especially when the schools are competing for students. The good schools will be flooded with new students (and their money) while the bad schools will realize that they need to improve.
ron

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 26, 2011
schoolchoice111student wrote:
The opposition to this bill has a poor argument. The public school system will not be the ones paying for this, it's still the taxpayers! Public schools are given so much money that they don't manage well. The citizens should be saying that public education is better than private because they get more money, yet it's the other way around. What this bill will do is create competition for public schools and force them to improve in money management. In this way we will have an educated society!
Another attempt to privatize all aspects of the public sector . An attack on the principles of seperation of church and state , liberty , equality and another blow to the poor and working class . How about privatizing the police deptfire dept and judicial system . BIG BROTHER IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS .
ron

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 26, 2011
What I am seeing is not a taxpayer revolt it is the start of class warfare . We are in a pinch due to the actions of a greedy few , Wall st and the faction of politicians who back them and now the school teacher is targetted because we cant balance the budget . Where does this end ? They are saying we cant afford a middle class anymore .What next ? Sell the state office tower to a venture capitalist ? OPen bidding for political offices ? That would raise a lot of money . Here is an idea . TAX THE RICH . TAX THE CORPORATIONS WHO DONT PAY TAXES . Instead they offer tax breaks to the wealthy hoping they will hire someone . We are in a recession because of a housing and stock market crash . DONT put the blame on public employees
schoolchoice111s tudent

Cleveland, OH

#8 Mar 27, 2011
ron wrote:
What I am seeing is not a taxpayer revolt it is the start of class warfare . We are in a pinch due to the actions of a greedy few , Wall st and the faction of politicians who back them and now the school teacher is targetted because we cant balance the budget . Where does this end ? They are saying we cant afford a middle class anymore .What next ? Sell the state office tower to a venture capitalist ? OPen bidding for political offices ? That would raise a lot of money . Here is an idea . TAX THE RICH . TAX THE CORPORATIONS WHO DONT PAY TAXES . Instead they offer tax breaks to the wealthy hoping they will hire someone . We are in a recession because of a housing and stock market crash . DONT put the blame on public employees
You're absolutely right that this school choice bill seems like another attempt by the government to take over all of education including the private/religious ones. That in mind, the government should not execute this bill in the form of the government giving money to the school, rather the government giving money to the parent who would then choose the school to give the money to. This is actually a big part of the bill. That the parents should have the choice of which school their child should attend!
ron

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 30, 2011
schoolchoice111student wrote:
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You're absolutely right that this school choice bill seems like another attempt by the government to take over all of education including the private/religious ones. That in mind, the government should not execute this bill in the form of the government giving money to the school, rather the government giving money to the parent who would then choose the school to give the money to. This is actually a big part of the bill. That the parents should have the choice of which school their child should attend!
Staffed BY unquALIFIED OR UNDERQUALIFIED TEACHERS ? where is this leading Abandon public schools completely ? This a cheapskate solution to A CONTINUING PROBLEM . iF WE DO NOT SELL MORE OVER SEAS OUR STANDARD OF LIVING WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE . wHAT DOES THIS DO FOR SOCIAL STABILITY WHEN THE EVERY TEACHER IN OUR SYSTEM IS VULNERABLE TO BE REPLACED OR LOOSE PAY OR BENEFITS . WE NEED TO CREATE JOBS NOT THREATEN THE SYSTEM THAT HAS WORKED WELL IN THE PAST BUT IS NOW UNDERFUNDED AND VILLIFIED . WE NEEDS JOBS NOT JINGOISM .

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