Parents for Public Schools has created a different kind of checklist for voters to take to the polls today. It's kinda long, but it makes their point.
(For more on the Cincinnati Public School levy, Issue 10, see my story "Good Urban Schools" here.)
Issue 10 is a five-year, 7.89-mill emergency levy supporting the operational needs of Cincinnati Public Schools...
➢ The levy provides operating money for:
Athletics & After School Learning,
Textbooks and other services to schools
➢ CPS ranks top among Ohio’s large urban districts.
➢ CPS High School Graduation rate soars to 80% (29 percentage points!) since last levy operating levy in 2000
➢ CPS achieves EQUALITY in the high school graduation rates between African American and white students
➢ CPS has stretched its last operating levy 8 years
Vote Tuesday, March 4th, 2008.
— Margo Pierce