Eye on Education


Barbara Mattei-Smith

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Kasich School Funding Model Could Send Local Dollars to Charter and Private Schools

MoneyBlogNewz / Flickr A new school-funding model being developed by Governor John Kasich’s administration could allow local property tax dollars to follow students to charter schools or be used to fund vouchers for private-school tuition. Right now, only state tax money can do that. The change–which some call “portable” funding–is among a list of overhauls [...]

New Ohio School Funding Formula Coming…Eventually

Erin Williamson / Flickr Governor John Kasich is still on track to present by the end of 2011 a new way of distributing state money among Ohio’s schools. Earlier this year, Kasich scrapped former Gov. Ted Strickland’s school funding model and introduced a “bridge” school funding formula that few school districts are particularly happy with. [...]

Teachers Feel Stood Up by Gov. Kasich’s Office

A simple error in directions to a meeting Gov. Kasich’s administration set up to get teachers’ input on a new school funding formula has led to hurt feelings on all sides, and hasn’t done much to build mutual trust either. Yesterday, Barbara Mattei-Smith, an education policy advisor in the governor’s office, was set to hold [...]

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