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State education cuts may end Columbus schools' levy promises | The Columbus Dispatch

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Columbus City Schools would lose tens of millions of dollars annually under the budget that Gov.

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Jones

Lancaster, OH

#1 Mar 15, 2011
How can people make assumptions about the economy? That's that ridiculous! You can't count on future money for schools or for anything else.
Really

Westerville, OH

#2 Mar 15, 2011
Looks like the thugs of Columbus City will have to start learning to stand on their own two feet like the rest of Ohio has to do - seems that the tax gravy train will not be stopping by and dumping so much money there now!
Wait a minute

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Mar 15, 2011
Jones wrote:
How can people make assumptions about the economy? That's that ridiculous! You can't count on future money for schools or for anything else.
Ummm...the budget that Kasich was talking about today is for the 2012-2013 biennium, and is based on the presumption of money available then, not now.
Fred

Westerville, OH

#4 Mar 15, 2011
Columbus School taxes per dollar of home value is very high, people are leaving Columbus now if they raise property taxes home values will drop more. Tax increases and public workers along with their pay and benefits need to drop by 40% or the recovery will never happen. Watch!
Wait a minute

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Mar 15, 2011
Fred wrote:
Columbus School taxes per dollar of home value is very high, people are leaving Columbus now if they raise property taxes home values will drop more. Tax increases and public workers along with their pay and benefits need to drop by 40% or the recovery will never happen. Watch!
Well of course, while we are at it, let's also make sure the feds eliminate unemployment entirely, eliminate Medicare for anybody under 80, and only pay Social Security to those born after 1980.
CCS Student

Grove City, OH

#6 Mar 15, 2011
HA HA, as I read these comments it makes me laugh that some of you live and possibly send your children to Westerville City Schools. The biggest difference between CCS and WCS is the funding. Some CCS schools gets NO help what so ever from the outside community unlike your fancy pansy WCS schools. That's why CCS relies on the property taxes and state funding. Its a shame that CCS is taking a big hit to the budget, do you really do you want us "Thugs" to be roaming your "hood"? you stuck up white people make me sick to even call myself white, get a life and quit making CCS out to be the bad district
No more free lunch

Nashport, OH

#7 Mar 15, 2011
Wait a minute wrote:
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Well of course, while we are at it, let's also make sure the feds eliminate unemployment entirely, eliminate Medicare for anybody under 80, and only pay Social Security to those born after 1980.
It's hard to ween yourself from the government teet. It is time to understand that the teet that you have been sucking on your entire life, that has been filled by the backs of the private sector, has run dry. We, the taxpayers, are tired of funding your social agenda that has failed to produce the results that the libs say will come true if they only had a little more money to throw at the problem. The definition of insanity is, repeating the same behavior over and over thinking the results will change. Now that sanity has been restored at the State level, it is time for change. No more free lunches for Gene Harris, by the looks of things, she has already eaten enough!
FrankTalking

Iola, WI

#8 Mar 15, 2011
Kasich is just a puppet for the super rich. They don't want the peons to get too good an education. The super rich only want people smart enough to do the super rich's bidding.
Betmo

Lewis Center, OH

#9 Mar 16, 2011
There are only three people that pay taxes in Columbus anyway.
lionel

Powell, OH

#10 Mar 16, 2011
Cut the programs, but whatever you do, don't ask those teachers to take a pay freeze or pay anything toward their pensions or healthcare! Don't even think about doing that. We've seen what happens when teachers are asked to be only VERY overpaid, rather than UNBELIEVABLY overpaid.

How many people do you know who have just a Bachelor's degree, only work for 9 months a year, and get paid over $50,000, enjoy early-free insurance and have a PENSION?

If you do know any, they are probably teachers or another govt employee. Those of us working in the real world don't earn that kind of money.

Since: Jan 10

Urbana, OH

#11 Mar 16, 2011
lionel wrote:
Cut the programs, but whatever you do, don't ask those teachers to take a pay freeze or pay anything toward their pensions or healthcare! Don't even think about doing that. We've seen what happens when teachers are asked to be only VERY overpaid, rather than UNBELIEVABLY overpaid.
How many people do you know who have just a Bachelor's degree, only work for 9 months a year, and get paid over $50,000, enjoy early-free insurance and have a PENSION?
If you do know any, they are probably teachers or another govt employee. Those of us working in the real world don't earn that kind of money.
Your right. And now that teachers will be laid off, schools closed, classes cut, is the private sector going to step in and take over the education system?

Not that it matters much to me anymore, both my kids are grown and out of school, but when there are no teachers there are no schools. Welcome to the next generation.
Mathlady11

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 16, 2011
lionel wrote:
Cut the programs, but whatever you do, don't ask those teachers to take a pay freeze or pay anything toward their pensions or healthcare! Don't even think about doing that. We've seen what happens when teachers are asked to be only VERY overpaid, rather than UNBELIEVABLY overpaid.
How many people do you know who have just a Bachelor's degree, only work for 9 months a year, and get paid over $50,000, enjoy early-free insurance and have a PENSION?
If you do know any, they are probably teachers or another govt employee. Those of us working in the real world don't earn that kind of money.
Right...I only work 9 months. Believe me you don't want to work the hours I work. During those nine months I'm also working every evening and usually at least one day on the weekend too. Do you leave work and then go to work? That's what teachers do every day.

And during my "off" months I get to pay to go to school so I can keep my certification...not to get a promotion - but to keep teh job I have. Is that what you have to do?

You need to educate yourself.
Au revoir Ecole

Blacklick, OH

#13 Mar 16, 2011
Bye-bye French immersion schools. How useless.
Collins44

Canal Winchester, OH

#14 Mar 16, 2011
Columbus City Schools are graduating unemployable ghetto thugs with violent tendencies and little in the way of job skills (other than voting for Coleman). Cut their funding to the bone, get rid of the socialist unions that promote the welfare agenda, and get back to the basics of education with priviate schools and charter schools.

Just say "no" to the ghettoization of our city!
hondo

United States

#16 Mar 16, 2011
CCS Student wrote:
HA HA, as I read these comments it makes me laugh that some of you live and possibly send your children to Westerville City Schools. The biggest difference between CCS and WCS is the funding. Some CCS schools gets NO help what so ever from the outside community unlike your fancy pansy WCS schools. That's why CCS relies on the property taxes and state funding. Its a shame that CCS is taking a big hit to the budget, do you really do you want us "Thugs" to be roaming your "hood"? you stuck up white people make me sick to even call myself white, get a life and quit making CCS out to be the bad district
your right
hondo

United States

#17 Mar 16, 2011
Betmo wrote:
There are only three people that pay taxes in Columbus anyway.
my wife andI are two who the other one
hondo

United States

#18 Mar 16, 2011
Mathlady11 wrote:
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Right...I only work 9 months. Believe me you don't want to work the hours I work. During those nine months I'm also working every evening and usually at least one day on the weekend too. Do you leave work and then go to work? That's what teachers do every day.
And during my "off" months I get to pay to go to school so I can keep my certification...not to get a promotion - but to keep teh job I have. Is that what you have to do?
You need to educate yourself.
my wife teach year round school
TeflonPalin

Ada, OH

#19 Mar 16, 2011
That Kasich is a clever boy. No increase in State taxes as promised. Just cut help for schools and local governments so they have to raise taxes at the local level! Kasich keeps his promise and we still have to pay! Clever conservatives.
you are the idiot

Columbus, OH

#20 Mar 16, 2011
lionel wrote:
Cut the programs, but whatever you do, don't ask those teachers to take a pay freeze or pay anything toward their pensions or healthcare! Don't even think about doing that. We've seen what happens when teachers are asked to be only VERY overpaid, rather than UNBELIEVABLY overpaid.
How many people do you know who have just a Bachelor's degree, only work for 9 months a year, and get paid over $50,000, enjoy early-free insurance and have a PENSION?
If you do know any, they are probably teachers or another govt employee. Those of us working in the real world don't earn that kind of money.
Become a teacher if it is so easy and quit complaining about what they do and the compensation that they receive for it. You show yourself to be another poorly informed individual that knows absolutely nothing about what they are saying. Teachers DO pay for their insurance and they DO contribute to their pensions and not all of teachers make over $50,000. Do some of your own research and you will see.
Open your eyes

Greenville, OH

#21 Mar 16, 2011
If the school buildings Columbus City Schools are leasing out to charter schools are good enough for "charter" students why were they not good enough for the Columbus Taxpayer's children?

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