The Perfect Storm by Dr. Ed Eiler
I believe some constructive changes need to be made, but the current focus of reform is on privatization and not meaningful reform based upon solid research
During the campaign, the candidate for governor told a group of statewide education organizations leaders that he favored school consolidation. He then backed off, probably due to a backlash.
The assault on traditional public schools-part V
The 2010 Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Gallup Poll reveals that nearly half of Americans give the schools in their communities either an A or B. This is consistent with findings over the past 35 years.
The assault on traditional public schools-part IV
Colonial America had no public common school SYSTEM open to all children at no cost to parents. In the mid 1800's each individual state in the northern part of the county made the crucial policy decision to embrace the public "common school movement."
School Funding Facts and Principles
The Ohio Supreme Court opined in "DeRolph I" that Ohio's elementary and secondary schools are neither thorough nor efficient, thus unconstitutional.
Basket of Essential Learning Resources for the 21st Century
It is abundantly clear that the responsibility for maintaining a thorough and efficient system of public common schools falls upon the State.
Determining the Cost of an Adequate Education: Yet Another Failed Attempt
"The general assembly shall make such provisions, by taxation, or otherwise, as, ... will secure a thorough and efficient system of common schools throughout the State..." Article VI, Section 2 of the Ohio Constitution
The Urgent Necessity for Developing and Adopting Standards of Educational Opportunities for Ohio's School Children
A critical and urgent issue in the Ohio school funding case is whether standards of opportunity, as represented by the resources which have been identified as essential for student learning (inputs), should be adopted for schools and used as a basis for determining the cost of an adequate education.
Beyond DeRolph (address by former Supreme Court Justice Andrew Douglas)
Several school districts could get together, form a mini-coalition, elect representatives to a central body and then, on a House and Senate district basis, invite candidates to meet with the group.
O'Brien & Woodrum: The Constitutional Common School (working draft submitted to Cleveland State Law Review)
Although the constitutional agenda of the Ohio common school movement was completed with the 1912 amendments to the Constitution, the practical agenda of the movement - providing universal, publicly-supported education
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  • A History of Success: What the E & A Coalition has done for Ohio School Districts
  • What the E & A Coalition is doing for Ohio School Districts
  • Why your school district should belong to the E & A Coalition
  • Nine Basic Principles to Guide School Finance Reform
The membership of the coalition includes over 500 school districts throughout the State of Ohio. Member school districts and joint vocational schools pay dues annually in the amount of $.50 per pupil, and educational service centers pay dues of $.05 per pupil. School districts and joint vocational schools may also pay supplemental dues in the amount of $.50 per pupil for K-12 districts and educational service centers pay dues of $.05 per pupil.

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