New state budget: School vouchers more than double | The Columbus Dispatch

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Instead of turning away some of the students who want to use tax dollars to attend private school this year, the state is making thousands more vouchers available.
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CPS will lose another 10,000 students this fall .Thanks Gov.
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Online courses offer students the chance to participate in classes on their own schedule. You may connect from your home or office, reducing the amount of time you spend traveling. read "High Speed Universities" article on how online is changing the way we study
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Who needs skool?
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Get ready for more long-time parochial families enrolling their kids in the public schools for a couple of months in order to suck up free money.
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GEE WIZ!!! We see an article in this same paper about the kind of so called "teachers" that are hired to teach in local Charter Schools (like Mrs. Robinette at Summit Academy), and the governor wants to put more money into the pockets of people like this who are going to use it to act indecently and disrespectfully in public? You know, the more I read here, I am almost afraid to identify myself with my profession. It is an embarrassment to think that we have people who have some how become licensed teachers who are hired to work in Charter Schools with kids who already have issues---that have such issues. Way to go Governor...send the kids to school with teachers like this while the teachers who are older or have some sort of handicap are sent home with pinkslips and told they have to get another master's in education degree in order to do the same job they have been doing for 16 years.... Where is the logic in this...Are we feeding our private school/private business friends again Mr. Governor at the price of those who are poor, elderly, or disabled? Yeah. Same as any other kind of bully...pick on those least able to defend themselves...Women, children, the elderly, and the disabled...
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The ghetto public schools in Columbus are failing badly under the "leadership" of Gene Harris, with open fraud in entitlement programs like school lunches, abuse, etc. Its time to give private schools a chance and break up the monopoly of the teacher's union and the Democrat Party which has produced disaster for both students and tax payers.
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Live Free wrote:
CPS will lose another 10,000 students this fall .Thanks Gov.
All that means is 10,000 more students will have a better chance at a better education. What's wrong with that?
Don't you believe that all children should have a chance and a choice? What's wrong, do you hate children? Do
you want to see children fail and suffer in a lousy, rotten public school? What's wrong with you? Why should
some children be forced to attend a dismal, failing school when they don't have to? Are you in favor of a good education
for all children or are you just in favor of public education regardless of who it hurts?

You must derive your income from public education? If you do, you are precisely what's wrong with public education.
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Live Free wrote:
CPS will lose another 10,000 students this fall .Thanks Gov.
10,000 kids getting a better education sounds good.
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davidcantrell wrote:
Online courses offer students the chance to participate in classes on their own schedule. You may connect from your home or office, reducing the amount of time you spend traveling. read "High Speed Universities" article on how online is changing the way we study
Yes...these same students sit home getting more and more OBESE...complaining of sicknesses and headaches. They can sit at a computer all day but can't have a real-time, face-to-face chat without a computer mediating it. These students and their degrees have no place except for those who intend to make a living working at a computer all day. Most don't. Most are on SSDI and SSI and MEDICAID...due to their obesity and their inferior social skills which are needed if they want to get hired and paid TO DO A REAL JOB WITH REAL PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD. Your degree will degree from ONLINE schools gets you no where but a life ONLINE...You have to pay for those U-PRINT YOUR OWN FROM A TEMPLATE COLLEGE DEGREES.
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Bob wrote:
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10,000 kids getting a better education sounds good.
CPS Has the most economically and socially disadvantaged children in this county. If you put all of them together in the same schools...you get no where. And in this way I can agree with you that what CPS does today is not working for the children. Unless of course, your kids are among those whose number comes up in the lucky lottery. These Alternative programs in CPS tend to be academic acceleration and ARTS INTEGRATION schools. HMMMM. Seems to me that they would take these WORKING SCHOOLS and MAKE THEM ALL ON THE MODELS THAT WORK FOR THE KIDS...LIKE "INDIANOLA IMFORMAL ALTERNATIVE K-8 SCHOOL in Clintonville---FORT HAYES ARTS ACADEMY....CAHS!!!! OH GET IT CPS!!!
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Live Free wrote:
CPS will lose another 10,000 students this fall .Thanks Gov.
Don't blame the governor if anyone is to blame its the Columbus schools, they have been on a downward trend for years.
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Live Free wrote:
CPS will lose another 10,000 students this fall .Thanks Gov.
Good job Governor. Giving 10,000 kids a chance is admirable.
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Unrepentant Cynic wrote:
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All that means is 10,000 more students will have a better chance at a better education. What's wrong with that?
Don't you believe that all children should have a chance and a choice? What's wrong, do you hate children? Do
you want to see children fail and suffer in a lousy, rotten public school? What's wrong with you? Why should
some children be forced to attend a dismal, failing school when they don't have to? Are you in favor of a good education
for all children or are you just in favor of public education regardless of who it hurts?
You must derive your income from public education? If you do, you are precisely what's wrong with public education.
Assumption is the mother of all foul ups! Its to bad that the voucher program is not STATE WIDE so the force of competition would bring positive change in public education!
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I really don't have an issue with vouchers except for one thing. I believe that parents in low performing schools should have the right to send their kids to other schools. What I don't want to happen is where taxpayer money is used to send a child to a private religious school. (Don't confuse this with me not agreeing with what the religious schools do and the morals they teach). The government, which would be essentially giving the parents money to pay their tuition, cannot be used in this way. I am surprised their hasn't been a lawsuit over this already.
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Bob wrote:
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10,000 kids getting a better education sounds good.
You have nothing to prove that statement with. Private charter schools are a dismal failure to all except the profiteers who operate them.
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Good job Governor. Giving 10,000 kids a chance is admirable.
Spending PUBLIC tax dollars for PRIVATE religious indoctrination is never a good idea...especially when we are supposed to be sooooooo "broke".
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Instead of using our state budget money to increase the number of vouchers - why doesn't the state FIX the PROBLEM! duh
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I am all for any student getting a better education!

If I want to enroll my child in a Charter School and receive a "Voucher" Just how much is this "Voucher"? I know that it would be a different amount for each Grade Level. I just can not find a $$$ Dollar Amount on ODE.GOV website. can anybody provide me with a "Dollar Amount" per Student?
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Collins44 wrote:
The ghetto public schools in Columbus are failing badly under the "leadership" of Gene Harris, with open fraud in entitlement programs like school lunches, abuse, etc. Its time to give private schools a chance and break up the monopoly of the teacher's union and the Democrat Party which has produced disaster for both students and tax payers.
Sorry - but I disagree - if the schools are "failing badly under ... Gene Harris" - then it's past time to get rid of the problem, i.e., Gene Harris. Providing additional vouchers does not solve the problem - fix the current schools.
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Choices are good for both the children and the public schools because it brings competition--which encourages quality and efficiency, and value for taxpayer money since the vouchers do not cost anything extra. The more school choice options, the better off we all are.

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