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Beware: Here Is How to Wreck Your State's Public Schools; by Jan Ressseger

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 Ohio provides a stark warning about the potential damage of rapidly growing school privatization at public expense. Publicly funded private school tuition vouchers is sucking up the state funding that Ohio supposedly provides for its public schools:“According to the Ohio Dep't of Ed's first Feb. Foundation Funding Report,  districts will spend $162 million this school year on these private school vouchers… An analysis last year by News5 Cleveland found that nearly two-thirds of voucher recipients had not previously been students in the public district schools—they were private school students who had not received state funding for their tuitions, and now do.” Many state legislatures are  considering new private school tuition vouchers or expanding  voucher programs, tuition tax credit vouchers, and education savings account vouchers. 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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