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Ravenna schools need voter support

Published: January 29, 2014 4:00 AM

I would like to urge all Ravenna city and township voters to approve Issue 1, a 4-9-mill levy for the Ravenna school system.

This funding provides 1.9 mill for permanent improvements for elementary schools and the middle school; 1 mill for school safety for the whole district; 1 mill for technology for the whole district; and 1 mill for programming for the whole district.

No tax dollars were used for the stadium renovation project. This was accomplished through private donations and businsses.

We have academically achieve the highest level ever in Ravenna Schools. We must continue our success for our children and our communities.

Ravenna Schools need your support. Please vote "Yes" on Issue 1.

Barb Hairston, Ravenna Township

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redleg6 Jan 29, 2014 10:27 AM

High School Grads Not College Ready
DAYTON — New state statistics show that 40 percent of Ohio high school graduates weren’t ready for college-level math or English when entering the state’s public colleges or universities in 2012.

The Dayton Daily News reports the percentage shown in Ohio Board of Regents data indicates that more than 20,00 Ohioans paid college tuition to learn what they should have learned in high school.

The percentage is reported as educators continue to look for ways to lower the remediation rate that has only improved slightly from 41 percent in 2011.

Local school districts are looking for ways to cut that rate. Colleges also are likely
to focus on developmental education under a new formula basing the institutions’ funding on whether students complete classes and graduate.......

***** 4 out of 10  high school students that graduated, don't know the basics.

I have to ask myself how does that happen? I mean with all the State tests and standards, professional administrators/teacher/unions, they all say they are for the children.

So why is it 40% of Ohio high school graduates don't know the basics? Poor teachers? or lack of money?



little_r_republican Jan 29, 2014 7:51 AM

I wonder what the property taxpayers think?  Seems only they should have a vote to increase taxes on themselves.