Category Archives: Education

Ohio’s “Student Accountability Act” Provides Cold Comfort to Student Data Privacy Concerns According to New Buckeye Institute Report

A new report, released Wednesday, April 9, by The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions finds that opponents of the federal government’s Common Core Standards rightly worry that the Obama Administration has found a backdoor into a “national, student-level” database …

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School Levy Tool Kit for Tax Payers

The Buckeye Institute is pleased to announce the update of our Ohio Teacher Salary database for fiscal year 2013, as part of our commitment to government transparency.  Included in this database are the gross salaries, hours worked per day, days …

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Columbus School Levy, Part IV: More on Collective Bargaining Agreements and District Spending

On November 5, 2013, Columbus voters will consider an additional levy of 9.01 mills to fund Columbus City Schools.  For the Columbus taxpayer, this levy will add around $315 in new tax burden for every $100,000 of residential property value.  This tax …

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Columbus School Levy, Part III: Collective Bargaining Agreements and District Spending

On November 5, 2013, Columbus voters will consider an additional levy of 9.01 mills to fund Columbus city schools.  If approved, approximately 11%, or $8.5 million, would go to charter schools, while the majority of the $76.6 million a year …

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Columbus School Levy, Part II: The Data Scandal

On November 5, 2013, Columbus voters will consider an additional levy of 9.01 mills to fund Columbus City Schools.  If approved, approximately 11%, or $8.5 million, would go to charter schools, while the majority of the $76.6 million a year …

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Columbus School Levy, Part I: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

On November 5, 2013, Columbus voters will consider an additional levy of 9.01 mills to fund Columbus city schools.  For the Columbus taxpayer, this levy will add around $315 in new tax burden for every $100,000 of residential property value.  This tax …

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Buckeye Institute on WBNS 10TV: Is there a Need for August Elections?

Our Greg R. Lawson was on WBNS 10TV yesterday talking about the need (or lack thereof) for August special elections in Ohio.    

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