• Nick Bates

News and Notes, September 9, 2013

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Note: While our state gives away tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthiest Ohioans, we are cutting food security from those who are most in need. In an anemic job market, with 16.1% of households identified as ‘food insecure’ we should recognize that we should provide basic nutritional assistance to those families. 

State aid could fall for nearly 200 school districts under new budget, once money for charter schools is deducted (database), Cleveland Plain Dealer

Note: Almost 1/3 of districts will likely receive less money this year than last year. We need to invest in great public schools for all students.  A well-educated population translates into a well educated workforce, which will be economically innovative and be a boost the economy. Instead of tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthiest Ohioans, we could have invested in our schools. The State of Ohio continues to fall short of its promises to local communities. 

Economic Ladder Steeper for Children in Ohio’s Metro’s, Dayton Daily News

Note: The simple American dream is that if you work hard, you can move up to the middle class. Sadly, the dream is a fairy-tale for many of Ohio’s children. We need to invest in great schools, parks, libraries and community services so that if an Ohio child works hard, they will be able to move up into the middle class. 

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