The Ohio Supreme Court has determined that too much dependence on local property taxes denies many students an equal education. It is hard to see how Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal remedies this (“Kasich funding formula favors suburban schools; TPS, other urban districts, mostly flat under governor’s plan,” Feb. 8).
The Ohio General Assembly should support additional state aid to schools. In the last budget cycle, school funding was slashed at the state level. At the same time, schools struggled with reduced property taxes, reduced income taxes in some cases, and the elimination of both the tangible personal property tax and federal stimulus funds.
Schools across Ohio are having to make drastic budget cuts that are not in keeping with our values as a society. We want our schools to be efficient, but we must provide them the resources to do their job well.
Additional tax cuts and large deposits to the rainy day fund should take a back seat to ensuring the future of our children.
We have a responsibility to provide every child in Ohio with a high-quality education. Ohio needs a well-educated work force to position itself for growth.
Latta wrong to link Obama, gas
The Web site of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) declares, in red numbers, the current price of a gallon of gasoline. Following is this reference: “Obama Inauguration January 2009: $1.84.”
Does Mr. Latta believe the President affects the worldwide, free-enterprise gasoline market? Mr. Latta insults voter intelligence.
High gas prices hurt economy
If members of Congress want the economy to improve, they should see to it that Americans have more of their income to spend on goods other than gasoline.
When gas stations get their in-ground tanks filled and the retail price that day is, for example, $3.20 a gallon, why should the price increase before those tanks are empty and are refilled?
It seems the chief executive officers of oil corporations are comfortable with the way things are going. Is the Big Oil lobby in Washington at work?
Cars less thirsty, yet gas cost rises
Are motorists misled? Years ago, we were told that gasoline prices were going up because of a shortage. So auto companies built more fuel-efficient cars.
There are more fuel-efficient cars on the road now, yet gas prices keep going up. What’s going on?