Data rigging hangs over Ohio school-levy vote

Monday, October 28, 2013

Columbus City Schools’ data-rigging scandal involved deliberate cheating and hurt students, and those responsible should face criminal charges, respondents say in a new poll.

A challenge for those supporting a 9.01-mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot: 53 percent of likely voters say it should not be backed until the investigation is complete, according to a poll by Saperstein Associates for The Dispatch.

A third (34 percent) agree with the levy proponents’ contention that “the levy is the fix” to the district’s problems.

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