Why can't the public school powers that be get this one through their thick skulls?

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    Take a quick look at all this:

    If you're getting a strong return on your investment, the last thing you want to do is invest less. Instead, you want to try to invest more especially if what you're investing in is the future success and well being of your children.

    And yet studies show that Kentucky is not adequately funding its public education system, even though students are achieving at higher levels than ever before and performing better compared to their peers nationwide than ever before.

    Kentucky schools are well on their way to reaching the goal of proficiency by 2014, but there's a long way to go. If we expect our schools to keep improving and we do then we must make sure they have the resources and support they need to accomplish that. Without that support, they risk slipping backward.

    The future of our children and our state are in jeopardy because:

    The Support Educational Excellence in Kentucky funding formula, or SEEK which sends state money to local school districts -- has not even kept up with inflation since 1990, much less provided additional support for schools.

    Spending on P-12 education as a percentage of the General Fund has declined by 6.8 percentage points since 1994. Education spending for primary and secondary education represented 48 percent of the general fund in 1994 and 41.2 percent in 2002.

    Mandated salary increases have forced districts to use most if not all of their additional state revenue totally on salaries. In some cases they have had to spend more than was provided just on mandated salary increases. Even with mandated salary increases, Kentucky has not been able to retain the increase in teacher-pay ranking among the states realized in the mid-1990s.

    All-day kindergarten is not state-funded but is viewed as a critical component for student success. Districts are funding the program from local revenue.

    The preschool program, shown by research to make a valuable difference in the learning of at-risk students, has never been fully funded by state revenue and thus, districts are funding the difference with local revenue.

    Most programs have seen reductions in revenue, while demand for services by students and/or costs have continued to increase. Again, local districts are funding the need from local revenue.

    Maintenance of the Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS) has not been funded by the state at the recommended level. Thus, local districts are funding this with local revenue, or else the need is not being met, creating inequities in education technology that did not previously exist and placing those children at a competitive disadvantage.

    Preschool and all-day kindergarten has created a need for additional and/or upgraded facilities, while the School Facilities Construction Commission, which has been under-funded for years, remains under-funded.

    Health insurance costs for district and school employees continue to increase at double-digit levels so that a continuation budget actually represents a double-digit budget cut.

    Additional instructional days are desperately needed, as well as additional time for professional development in order to meet Kentucky's high educational standards. However, state revenue is not available for supporting these critical needs.

    Kentucky's population of students with Limited English Proficiency is the fifth fastest growing in the nation. These students require additional services but additional funds are not being provided.

    Revenue available to local districts has been affected by:

    - The state's decision to have Flexible Spending Account balances returned to the state, rather than to districts

    - The state's decision to require local districts to pay life and health insurance premiums for federally funded employees

    - Low interest rates earned on cash and investments

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    The answer why is easy, socialism. As long as we continue to give out welfare all of these problems will grow and grow and grow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomam
    Male is not a true public school and I agree with the Seneca statement Danza
    How do you figure Male is not a public school?

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    Because they have no resides area at all. They can pick and choose from any area in Louisville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    The answer why is easy, socialism. As long as we continue to give out welfare all of these problems will grow and grow and grow...
    And let's see; who dominates the country's education system, NEA, College Campus's, etc.?? Demo..........Socialists!! Hope I can say that?

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    RicK Bozich Article

    Did anyone see Bozich's article in the Courier today on this very subject? I don't usually agree with him but he make's some very valid points in this article. Just thought everyone might be interested in reading it!


    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...=2005509150451

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomam
    Because they have no resides area at all. They can pick and choose from any area in Louisville.
    So I guess they will become the next victum of KHSAA's Witch Hunt!

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    "I can't blame them for simmering with resentment when they see kids who attended public schools in grades one through eight somehow show up in the lineups of private high schools. Amazing how that happens. Sometimes they even arrive from across the river."

    Thats a nice bold statement from Bozich

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    They may be someday.

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    I cannot blame the public schools for trying to fight this. The private schools have an advantage the public schools dont like better educations and smaller classes. Private schools from what i understand can ask players to come to their schools free of tuition no matter where they live or where they have attended grade or generally middle school. This is a tempting and often to good to pass up offer for the family and athlete. Just think about it this way. Private schools would be like a team in the NFL without a salary cap. They would have no boundry of how much money they could spend their fore they could attrack all the best players while the other teams with the salary cap had to watch their spending or boundries and not exceed them for the sake of penalties being imposed.

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    Off with their heads! Off with their heads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieCat
    So I guess they will become the next victum of KHSAA's Witch Hunt!
    If this should come to pass, just follow the wins to find the next victims!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC Alumni 76
    I cannot blame the public schools for trying to fight this. The private schools have an advantage the public schools dont like better educations and smaller classes. Private schools from what i understand can ask players to come to their schools free of tuition no matter where they live or where they have attended grade or generally middle school. This is a tempting and often to good to pass up offer for the family and athlete. Just think about it this way. Private schools would be like a team in the NFL without a salary cap. They would have no boundry of how much money they could spend their fore they could attrack all the best players while the other teams with the salary cap had to watch their spending or boundries and not exceed them for the sake of penalties being imposed.
    Sure hope you're not getting your information from the Whitehouse?? You're right, basicly they're getting kids from all over the US and giving them high school scholarships. Guess that's why the tuition is so high, to cover the schollys??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC Alumni 76
    I cannot blame the public schools for trying to fight this. The private schools have an advantage the public schools dont like better educations and smaller classes. Private schools from what i understand can ask players to come to their schools free of tuition no matter where they live or where they have attended grade or generally middle school. This is a tempting and often to good to pass up offer for the family and athlete. Just think about it this way. Private schools would be like a team in the NFL without a salary cap. They would have no boundry of how much money they could spend their fore they could attrack all the best players while the other teams with the salary cap had to watch their spending or boundries and not exceed them for the sake of penalties being imposed.
    Free of tuition? Not likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGGreen
    Sure hope you're not getting your information from the Whitehouse?? You're right, basicly they're getting kids from all over the US and giving them high school scholarships. Guess that's why the tuition is so high, to cover the schollys??
    So what your telling me is this kids choose to pay thousands of dollars to go to a high school when they can go to a public high school free of tuition? I dont know cause they arent any private schools around this area but that is what i have heard. But yeah i guess all the players that play for the N. Kentucky teams are from the state of Kentucky arent they!

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