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Kasich plan would let parents overhaul failing schools | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 114 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 3, 2011, titled Kasich plan would let parents overhaul failing schools | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Can't fix failing schools? Parents could get tough on Ohio's districts. Gov. John Kasich's budget plan would give parents the power to force radical changes on chronically underperforming schools.

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tom

United States

#103 Apr 4, 2011
I've never seen a "public servant" who hated public servants so vehemently.
JVA

Columbus, OH

#106 Apr 4, 2011
Just another Republican power grab that has nothing to do with solving problems, in this case improving education. What is behind every Republican "solution" is privatize, privatize, privatize. Every issue, that is the answer. Where is the evidence? Teachers are not the problem in failing schools. Teachers have no control over children living in homes with no parent involvement.
Dazed and Confused

Westerville, OH

#107 Apr 4, 2011
Come on the lowest 5 % of schools are in areas that there is very little or no parental involvement at all. This proposal shows how out of touch with reality and education our Governor is. When you have kids that go to a private school like our Governors' and so many other politicans, they have no clue how to improve public education. Early childhood education and parental involvement is what's needed in these schools.
frip

Reynoldsburg, OH

#108 Apr 4, 2011
Dazed and Confused wrote:
Come on the lowest 5 % of schools are in areas that there is very little or no parental involvement at all. This proposal shows how out of touch with reality and education our Governor is. When you have kids that go to a private school like our Governors' and so many other politicans, they have no clue how to improve public education. Early childhood education and parental involvement is what's needed in these schools.
Yep. You're right and research backs that up.
But it's too SIMPLE.
Folks would rather say more testing, more charter schools, no unions, etc.
They'd rather rant...and shoot themselves in the foot by not supporting early childhood education (which has a better return on taxpayer money that just about any Wall St. investment around).
What

Marion, OH

#109 Apr 5, 2011
I Heart Kasich wrote:
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A neo-con is big government, pro war and especially pro-Israel. That term is usually associated with people like Bill Krystol and other Jews who come from former Dumbocrat backgrounds.
They are not to be confused with fiscal, pro-economic growth conservatives such as Reagan and Kasich. Kasich is a fiscal conservative and he's not very fond of wasting money on either the military or the government.
Since you obviously don't know what a neo-con is, that makes YOU the IDIOT.
Kasich sounds to me like he is PRO big government. He is using all of governments power to attempt to eliminate collective bargaining, destroy unions, and privatize most of state government which belongs to the tax payers! Kasich is NOT a fiscal conservative. Privatizing prisons, for example, only need to save the state 5%. Cost will be cut by about 50% and the corporation, CEOs, presidents and vice presidents will profit the other 45%. Jobs reduced, benefits cut or eliminated, pensions completely eliminated, and wages cut close to half. All this to save 5% on the cost of the DOC. A savings so low that you wouldn't even see it on your taxes, no more than a few pennies on $100But, local businesses and communities which rely on these incomes to their local economy going will be devastated. Not to mention the harm done to the workers. It makes me sick that people like you applaud this type of political BS. I pray to God that KARMA catches up with you people.
DAK

Columbus, OH

#110 Apr 5, 2011
Hey, while you're at it, privatize the all the mental wards in the state and let the patients decide their own treatment! Think of all the $$ that would be saved because we don't have to pay any doctors or nurses any more and we could charge the patients for being there too! Money in with no money out! Win win!
Macktrapper

Newark, OH

#111 Apr 5, 2011
What wrote:
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Kasich sounds to me like he is PRO big government. He is using all of governments power to attempt to eliminate collective bargaining, destroy unions, and privatize most of state government which belongs to the tax payers! Kasich is NOT a fiscal conservative. Privatizing prisons, for example, only need to save the state 5%. Cost will be cut by about 50% and the corporation, CEOs, presidents and vice presidents will profit the other 45%. Jobs reduced, benefits cut or eliminated, pensions completely eliminated, and wages cut close to half. All this to save 5% on the cost of the DOC. A savings so low that you wouldn't even see it on your taxes, no more than a few pennies on $100But, local businesses and communities which rely on these incomes to their local economy going will be devastated. Not to mention the harm done to the workers. It makes me sick that people like you applaud this type of political BS. I pray to God that KARMA catches up with you people.
Privatizing what the government runs now, shrinks government.
Your rant is self defeating.
HMMM

Pemberville, OH

#112 Apr 5, 2011
I'm so sick of all this democracy of letting people decide what to do, can't we just elect someone who will tell us all what to think and who knows everything....oh, my bad we did elect someone who wants to be a king. I'll shut up now.
Ohioan Voters

Portsmouth, OH

#113 Apr 5, 2011
John Kasich has no business having any say in the safety or education of children. Kasich favors school vouchers, which draw money away from public schools, while he supports and remains silent about private schools that commit serious crimes against children and consumers.

As reported in the Columbus Dispatch newspaper series THE ABCs OF BETRAYAL, the administrators at Worthington Christian Schools (WCS) and Grace Brethren Church (GBC) were secretly recorded during one of their cover-up meetings in which the following statement was made about one of the school’s several child molesting Teachers/Coaches (and Youth Directors for elementary-aged children):

"We understand that if something happens between Dwayne and a student, we will be big-time liable,"
executive pastor Jim Augspurger said on the recording.
"That's a risk we take. I think before God we did the right thing and it may not be the worldly, may not even be the most prudent thing, but it is something we have done,"
he said.
"We've wiped the slate clean. I understand the situation it puts us in."

Several months after the administrators got caught committing those serious crimes: a 10-year Conspiracy of Criminal Negligence, Deception, Fraud, and Cover-Ups against we parents (including now Governor of Ohio John Kasich), a participant in those crimes publicly stated the following (as also recorded):

"I was a Lead Pastor here for eight years and a Director Of Junior High Youth Ministries in the past. This is a Watergate. The church covered it up. I was in the meetings. I've known all these years that it was a student. And I was told to get back to wiping noses and not to let it out."

We parents learned that the school and church administrators had been deliberately putting the students in danger with several known repeat child molesters for many years while the administrators, their attorney, and some teachers, staff, and parents conspired to cover up their crimes against us.

John Kasich remains silent and refuses to do anything about those serious crimes. John actually continues to send his very own daughters to that private school where those administrators remain in power, remain as a serious threat to unsuspecting consumers, and remain as horrible examples to all students (including John’s daughters Emma and Reese) on how to treat your business customers and your fellow man.

This clearly demonstrates that John Kasich does not have the integrity, leadership ability, courage, or the common sense needed to be a suitable Governor for Ohio; nor does John have good judgment in regard to the education, safety, and upbringing of children, and for protecting consumers.
Please refer to the irrefutable and overwhelming evidence at www.ABCsOfBetrayal.com and at www.NotKasich.com .
Renee

Charlotte, NC

#114 Apr 5, 2011
TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!! AFTER ALL, IT'S THESE STUDENTS TEST SCORES THAT DETERMINE IF I HAVE A JOB NEXT YEAR!!!
Pan Tadeusz wrote:
If the parents took the time it would take to reorganize a school and put that effort into the current school...and their children's school work...the current school probably wouldn't be failing. BTW if the parents' initiative does not create a better school, who gets to pull the trigger next?
What

Marion, OH

#115 Apr 7, 2011
Macktrapper wrote:
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Privatizing what the government runs now, shrinks government.
Your rant is self defeating.
You are self defeating yourself. There is far more to government than public services. There are people's rights, worker's rights, regulations, etc. Big government is easily achieved by controlling the people and telling them what they can and cannot do. Lybians sure as hell aren't at war with their government because the government is paying their cops, teachers, and firefighters too much. It's suppression of freedom and rights.
In P-town

Sunbury, OH

#116 Apr 9, 2011
Thrusty Rhodes wrote:
All inbred robots like "In P-town" need to be critically silenced. Allowing tools to speak leads to a shiot-storm no God can stop. This is not limiting Freedom of Speech, this is educating the schmucks.
So; too many sick days must mean you think the teachers are good enough, they just have the ability to call off work too often for your liking. Since it's called collective bargaining, somebody must have signed off on these sick days. There's your new target, dumbo. Don't hate the players, hate the game. Just because you make meth for a living, does not give you the right to deny others for desiring a better lifestyle.
Dear "In P-town", I know where your TV remote has gone. Up your down door. That's why every time you toot, the channel changes. You're welcome!
Critically silenced? Is that a death threat? Are you freakin serious?
Dang left wing NUTS! You should seek help before you end up in the news. Wacko!
In P-town

Sunbury, OH

#117 Apr 9, 2011
unfair wrote:
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What's with you and the "too many sick and personal days"? Are you keeping a state-wide tally on this? You have the data available, or are you just shooting from the hip on this one?....
Oh not shooting from the hip. I have a child in school and I pay attention to what is going on. I know when she has substitutes and when she doesn't. I see how many long weekends they take. I pay attention to my childs life and I don't like what I see at the schools. Besides they only have to work part of the year. When I was in school my math teacher also worked at the local pool in the summer.
In P-town

Sunbury, OH

#118 Apr 9, 2011
teach wrote:
Hmmmm, the Amish don't have this problem.
But the amish also have sex with there sisters.

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