Urban school districts say Senate Republicans want to make the poor poorer so the rich get richer: The Wake Up podcast

July 10, 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio — What kind of lessons are Ohio Senate Republicans trying to impart?

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Eric Gordon would like to know. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO says the 25 wealthiest Ohio public school districts would receive the largest percentage increase in funding under the Senate’s version of the two-year state budget, while the 25 poorest districts would get the least. Public education advocates want the House version of the school funding overhaul to end up in the final bill. Staying in the legislature, a new plan in the House would phase out rate programs that have let Ohio’s electric utilities collect billions in subsidies over the past dozen years. And unfortunately, data shows the state’s economy continues to struggle as it emerges from the pandemic shutdown.

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