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

There are 34 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 15, 2011, titled State education cuts may end Columbus schools' levy promises | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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

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watcher

Columbus, OH

#22 Mar 16, 2011
Oh man here we go. I can hear it now. We have to do this. It is not breaking a promise. It is not our fault. Blah, Blah, Blah. So, much money to produce an inferior product.
I could not help but notice 4-5 brand new tennis courts at the renovated South High School. What the heck are you people thinking? These kids dont play Tennis, never have never will. All these courts do is collect trash, and vandalism. Another waste of taxpayer funds.
You take your new tax request and shove it!!
Taxedtodeath

Columbus, OH

#23 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
FYI...Westerville has one of the highest property tax rates in central Ohio, the rate is much higher than Columbus.
Billy Bob

Columbus, OH

#24 Mar 16, 2011
TeflonPalin wrote:
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.
And some people are too dumb to realize this. Somebody has to pay and it will be the taxpayers.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#25 Mar 16, 2011
Get out your pocketbooks & get out the lube..Columbus schools want to

stick it to us again. How about to start off with these over-paid

superintendents reduce their pay by 1/3 like other state & city workers?

Columbus & the state of Ohio is broke & all the lying politicians can't do

anything to fix it but use more of our money.
GHGuy

Columbus, OH

#26 Mar 16, 2011
More PC lib crap from the schools. With 2 out of 5 kids in Ohio being born to people on Medicaid it means that 2 out of 5 kids are being born to people who are too poor to feed, clothe and educate them. In most cases these are the same people who are too stupid to properly parent them. More money for schools isn't going to solve the real problem. Selfish, irresponsible people making bad choices in bed are the problem...not John Kasich.
Makemwork

Columbus, OH

#27 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.
News Flash.... In not to distant future, the traditional sense of "school" will be gone. Much like college courses, you can now attend high school/ get high school credit online or over the internet. Add to that, the explosion of AAU teams and how organized sports have become, one does not have to be a high school stand out to get recognized or to get a scholarship to college.

Is the traditional sense of "school" a lasting model? I would not bet on it.
Damned Gentlemen

Hilliard, OH

#28 Mar 16, 2011
Heddo, I be from dee foochur. I comes bak in tyme too tells yoo wot a grate ejucayshun I gots from dee Guverner’s plan. He mayd dee ejucayshun sistum in Ohier nummer won! I be getting all kinds ov job ofors, lyk Macdonnals and dee King of Burgurs! Sum day I hopes to get me a job at Wall-mart, if I be luky.
Mee tanks yoo Guverner Kaysik for makin Ohier skuls da bestest!

Since: Feb 11

United States

#29 Mar 16, 2011
Use B wellkum..name yur 6 babyies afterd mee.
Damned Gentlemen wrote:
Heddo, I be from dee foochur. I comes bak in tyme too tells yoo wot a grate ejucayshun I gots from dee Guverner’s plan. He mayd dee ejucayshun sistum in Ohier nummer won! I be getting all kinds ov job ofors, lyk Macdonnals and dee King of Burgurs! Sum day I hopes to get me a job at Wall-mart, if I be luky.
Mee tanks yoo Guverner Kaysik for makin Ohier skuls da bestest!

JPA

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#30 Mar 16, 2011
Betmo wrote:
There are only three people that pay taxes in Columbus anyway.
It is going that way with more and more "takers" taking the place of the "makers"...Plus, the "makers" just don't make as much in a service economy, such as Columbus is becoming.

JPA

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#31 Mar 16, 2011
Open your eyes wrote:
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?
Because what goes on in the students head has more to do to influence his ability to succeed than does the building he uses to exercise his brain. History over the past hundred years has demonstrated this over and over...No palatial schools. No Unions or education associations, and teachers with the innate ability to convey knowledge to the next generation.
Johnny Be Good

Kent, OH

#32 Mar 16, 2011
John Kasich, Enjoy your days as governor. Next election you will be voted out. You days are numbered. With a 35% approval rating a 5th grader will be able to beat you in the next election. Kasich you are the worst thing that ever happened for OHIO. Pack your bags and get the hell out. Your not welcome in my state. Don't worry about leaving your keys, We will change the locks..
ma and pop

Columbus, OH

#33 Mar 16, 2011
No more free lunch wrote:
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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!
We tax payers have bailed out wall street, banks, GM, pay for life styles of the rich and famous state and federal employees, bail out every nation in need, paid for two wars and everyones worried about what a policeman, or teacher makes. It's time for the wealthy to step up, they could fix this economy in a month and then go back to hoarding all of this nations wealth. They are not re-circulating it,folks.
jim

Westerville, OH

#34 Mar 16, 2011
Taxedtodeath wrote:
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FYI...Westerville has one of the highest property tax rates in central Ohio, the rate is much higher than Columbus.
I have properties in both cities and not that far apart, the taxes are more in westerville but the values are double what a similar property is in columbus. So the tax rate maybe a little higher in westerville but since the taxable value is so much higher that equals more tax revenue for the city.I have one property in westerville that in 15 years increased about 3 times and one in columbus that increased about 10%. westerville is now way to expensive and not near as special as they think they are, columbus=Coleman needs to go!
Just a Comment

Washington Court House, OH

#35 Mar 17, 2011
I am always amazed when I hear the comment, Teachers only work 9 months a year. I am 65 yrs. of age and in my lifetime, teachers have always worked 9 months a year. I have always assumed months worked were state law. If true, can you blame that on teachers. My only comment on the budget is, trickle down taxes. No he is not raising them. We out here in the small villages, cities, and counties will be forced to do the raising of our property taxes. I think for me, these issues are a true awakening. As taxpayers we need to keep an eye on upcoming legislation. I was surprised to see that the $1000 vouchers given to parents who desire their child attend a private school are only available to those with income of $100,000. If that is true, again the wealthy are only parents benefiting.

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