Monthly Archives: September 2009

If Education Is Just About Producing Good Test Scores, Then $11,000 Per Year, Per Child, Is Too Much To Spend

An interesting article in Slate by Zephyr Teachout, predicts, “The web will dismember universities, just like newspapers,” and says, “Undergraduate education is on the verge of a radical reordering. Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of … Continue reading

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Kettering Board Candidates Will Make Video For Cable Viewing Today — To Be Questioned By LWV

At 11:00 AM today, I will meet with the other four candidates at the Miami Valley Cable Council (MVCC) on Alex Bell Rd to participate in a video taped discussion organized by the League of Women Voters.  The video produced … Continue reading

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As Kettering’s Tax Base Diminishes, The Effective Tax Rate Needed To Fund Schools Must Increase

The red line indicates how inflation has grown since 1995.  This has been a steady increase.  The average rate of inflation in the 1990’s was 3% and the average rate of inflation in the 2000’s has been 2.78%.  It takes … Continue reading

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