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Schools to cash in

Ohio casino revenue to provide windfall for local districts

January 16, 2013

Area schools are cashing out....

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Jan-16-13 5:04 PM

"Watch what the Republicans in Columbus do now. They will offset the casino revenue with cuts in the state school funding...."

I sure hope so! I am a tax payer paying hundreds more every year for schools and I have never had a child in any school.

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Jan-16-13 3:29 PM

@insider, what the heck are you talking about?

Schools have been getting revenues from the Ohio lottery since it's inception, how is this new?

For chrissakes, think before you talk.

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Jan-16-13 11:57 AM

it will be interesting to see who REALLY gets that money, won't it? it sure won't go where it is REALLY needed!

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Jan-16-13 11:41 AM

So basically we have schools now in the gambling business i.e. their budgets are now partially dependent on the casinos wringing more money from hapless bettors. The citizens now serve the government instead of the other way around. LOL

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Jan-16-13 11:19 AM

Quit your whining. The Governor has the State budget balanced. He's doing a great job keeping Ohio solvent. If Ohio is fiscally sound, then that bodes well for you, the Ohioan. These boated, overspending local municipalities need to learn to do more with less.

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Jan-16-13 7:58 AM

The game has all the hallmarks of the of the Ohio schools rating system, which turns out to be nothing more than a rationalization for de-funding public education.

That con goes like this: either schools are doing well, or they are doing poorly, and their performance can be measured and quantified.

If, by our measures, schools are doing poorly, they should be de-funded, since there is no sense in throwing good money after bad; likewise, if our schools are doing well, as reflected in the ratings, they should be de-funded, ever more tightly squeezed until we find the point at which funding affects performance.

The rating system was never intended to reward good schools; it was set up as a justification for de-funding public education.

The system is rigged. You can't win.

It's why the French call the game "Les Trois Perdants."

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Jan-16-13 7:49 AM

School funding in the state of Ohio is little more than a glorified shell game, and tracking the money is as frustrating as trying to beat the small-time street cons hustling 3-Card Monte or "Follow the Bee."

The short con is played thus: Kasick, the shill, "conspires" with the voting public (the "mark" in this case) to beat the dealer (the casinos), when in fact the shill is actually working with the dealer to cheat the mark.

The gov. pretends to be using the casinos to benefit the tax-payer, representing the public at large; in the long run, the scheme enriches a select few, and the public at large foots the bill (in a number of hidden ways) for the inefficiencies of the system, which has been rigged to flop anyway.

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Jan-16-13 5:27 AM

Watch what the Republicans in Columbus do now. They will offset the casino revenue with cuts in the state school funding just like they did when they instituted the lottery. After all, Kasich needs to give the rich their Ohio income tax cut in the next two year budget.

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