“Why do my schools keep coming back for levies? How do they use the tax dollars they receive? What’s the state contributing to my district?” These are just some of the questions to be discussed at the League of Women Voters meeting 7-9 p.m. Jan. 7 at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church (103 Wm. Howard Taft) in the Geier Room. For more information, call 513-281-8683.
“The method of funding public education in Ohio is complicated, uneven and unconstitutional … in part,” says an announcement about the event in the League’s January newsletter. “Learn the basics of funding education in Ohio in a fun, interesting and helpful session. You’ll participate in small groups to map where the funds come from, where they go and why there are problems.”
The only way education funding is going to be fair — and not based on the political power of a handful of elected officials — is if ordinary citizens get involved. Here’s a place to begin!