Piet van Lier

Piet van Lier

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State of the State '14

I responded to State of the State '14: We should pay attention to Gov. Kasich's desire to keep cutting individual income taxes. It's...

State of the State '14

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Among issues to consider when looking at education funding in Ohio are increased dollars flowing...

Andrew Samtoy

Kasich touted increases in educational spending, but critics pointed out that these followed deep cuts.  I'm looking over the rest of the speech; does anyone know of any other fact-checks that exist, either supportive or... Continue reading

State of the State '14

I responded to Chris Schrimpf: Our key findings box was created for a report we released last April. It's worth noting that...

Chris Schrimpf

Governor Kasich demonstrated how far Ohio has come since he took office and put forward a vision for Ohio can continue its progress.  As time passes Ohians forget how bad things were four years ago: 400,000 jobs lost, an... Continue reading

State of the State '14

I responded to Chris Schrimpf: From June 2005, when Ohio's tax-cut phase-in began, to March 2013, Ohio lost 4.4 percent of its...

Chris Schrimpf

Governor Kasich demonstrated how far Ohio has come since he took office and put forward a vision for Ohio can continue its progress.  As time passes Ohians forget how bad things were four years ago: 400,000 jobs lost, an... Continue reading

Will you support the levy in November?

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The Future of Cleveland Schools: Transformation and Response

I responded to Joe Roman: Joe, I find your comment on the poll you did interesting -- when I go out and talk to people...

Joe  Roman

We did a poll on the Cleveland Plan a couple months ago.  We only had one or two questions on the levy.  Of note, 70% of the Cleveland voting public support the concept of sharing local levy dollars with high performing... Continue reading

The Future of Cleveland Schools: Transformation and Response

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Nancy, Your points on the special schools, charter or district, are borne out by research. It...

Nancy Reeves

This touches on one of my major concerns.  When special schools are created (whether charter or public), even with the best of intentions, they tend to draw away, and provide a better education to, those students who... Continue reading

The Future of Cleveland Schools: Transformation and Response

I responded to Sara Kidner: Unfortunately, just creating new, innovative and potentially high-performing schools does not...

Sara Kidner

With enough high performing options low performing schools become obsolete.  I think instead of focusing on low performing schools we need to take a student focus.  How do we reach students that are not living up to their... Continue reading

The Future of Cleveland Schools: Transformation and Response

I responded to John Zitzner: Thanks John, Eric weighed in with some precise numbers above.

John Zitzner

Dan and Piet... my sources say one mill brings in about $4 million in actual collected revenue.  Perhaps experts have the exact number.

The Future of Cleveland Schools: Transformation and Response

I responded to Eric Gordon: Thanks Eric, this information is very helpful.

Eric Gordon

Here are some facts to help with this conversation. 1 mill in our district generates $5,588,741, but at the current county collection rate of 78.87% would really only produce $4,407,840.  The additional tax on a house... Continue reading