Ohio Governor’s Office Says Schools Funding Plan is Not an Attempt at Adequacy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

On Thursday, Gov. John Kasich’s education experts stood in front of images on a screen and said they had arrived at a school funding formula that ends the inequity among Ohio’s richest and poorest districts.

The message was cautiously received by school superintendents who favor equal education opportunities for all — the underlying theme behind Kasich’s Achievement Everywhere Education Plan.

But critics began to surface on Friday, raising questions about Kasich’s choice of property-rich school districts as a model for funding and whether the governor’s numbers reflect the cost of an adequate education.

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