The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

August 3, 2012

Aug. 4, 2012 Letters to the editor Andrew Balash

Same old, same old


Letters to the editor

— Last Fall the voters in our area sent a message to the members of the Board of Education:  "No Levy!"  Does the Board respect the directives of the citizenry?

Obviously not.  So they repeat the same old trick they've pulled before. They put the levy on a ballot in the middle of summer when voter participation is notoriously low, haul "levy friendly" people to the voting places, pass the levy by a few votes, thumb noses at the citizens, and continue business as usual in our schools.

Let's get real, our schools are failing!  Is it wise to pump money into a system which fails to serve the real needs of many of our students, our families, our community? We need a real, up-to-date and honest "vision" for our schools not the same old - same old.

Please consider sending another message with your "NO" vote on Aug. 7 to those responsible for our schools:  "No more same old - same old policies!  We have tight budgets, too, and we manage. Do the same!"

I invite fellow citizens to check out these research-based websites for a quick look at why we're in the mess we're in and how we might acquire a vision fit to start to fix our failing schools.  Please VOTE NO on this issue.  Do our kids a real favor!

http://www.wimp.com/educationparadigms/,      www.alfiekohn.org   

Do our kids a real favor!Please VOTE NO on this issue. Stop the same old - same old stuff!

Andrew Balash

Geneva