Monthly Archives: October 2010

Kettering’s Misinformation About Teachers’ “Pay Freeze” Empowers Opposition To 4.9 Mill Tax Increase

Kettering Schools has a 4.9 mill tax levy on the November 2 ballot. Last night, I attended a community meeting concerning the levy — held at J.E. Prass Elementary School — the last of nine meetings conducted by Superintendent Jim … Continue reading

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DDN Articles Support Notion That Kettering’s 4.9 Mill School Tax Will Fail

Two articles in today’s DDN give support to the notion that the 4.9 mill Kettering School levy probably will be rejected by Kettering voters in this coming November 2 election. The first is a letter on the editorial page written … Continue reading

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You May Say I’m A Dreamer, But I’m Not The Only One

Happy Birthday, John Lennon.

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Strengthening Local Control Of Public Education Is Key To Achieving The Transformation That Is Needed

In response to my post, “The Best Hope For Public Education Is That Communities Vitalize Democracy And Exercise Local Control,” Dr. Ruddick commented that nations who demonstrate more success in education than the United States have less local control, not … Continue reading

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Kettering Superintendent’s Claim About Teachers Paying More For Health Insurance Is Misleading

Kettering is seeking approval for a 4.9 mill school tax levy in this November’s election. A big part of School Superintendent Jim Schoenlein’s pitch to voters, urging support for the levy, is that teachers have agreed to a one year … Continue reading

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