In the days since Governor John Kasich unveiled his new school funding proposal – and the projections of what each district would get under the new model – folks have been trying to make sense of it all.
That includes our partners at WOSU in Columbus and WCPN in Cleveland.
In his new plan, Kasich promised that no school will see a cut in their funding levels in this two-year budget. He also said wealthier districts would get less state support, while poorer districts would get more aid. But projections released recently show many districts often thought of as well-off are getting huge increases, while many districts considered to be poorer would see no increase in funding.
Here are links to the discussions of Kasich’s Achievement Everywhere plan on our partner stations. (Full disclosure, yours truly was a guest on both these shows.):
- Last week, All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU tackled the issue. Host Ann Fisher spoke with school funding expert Robert Stabile, Piet van Lier of Policy Matter Ohio, Greg Lawson of the Buckeye Institute, Michael Griffith of the Education Commission of the States.
- This week, The Sound of Ideas on WCPN discussed the Governor’s plan. Host Mike McIntyre talked to Avon Lake Schools superintendent Bob Scott, Akron Schools superintendent David James, Dan Thatcher of the National Conference of State Legislatures and Greg Lawson of the Buckeye Institute again.