Today, The Dayton Daily News becamse the latest newspaper to come out against the ammendment sponsored by The Getting It Right for Ohio’s future coalition. While some in the education establishment are banking on this ammendment, passage of this proposal doesn’t look good, and it is only January. The opponents of this measure are just getting warmed-up. With liberal papers like the Daily News coming out against it now, the ammendment has very little chance of passing.
Here are some of the harsh words of the Daily News editorial:
All the leaders of this campaign are associated with schools. They believe that schools always are hurting for money to one degree or another. They want that problem fixed, and getting protection in the Constitution seems a sure-fire way.
But their strategy is myopic — and, arrogant. As much as people want their children to be well-educated, they also want safe streets, clean water and myriad other things.
Either state taxes would have to go up in unspecified ways, or state spending on other services would have to be cut in unspecified ways. Voters wouldn’t know precisely what they’re voting for — and against — under this proposal.
The Getting It Right for Ohio’s Future campaign is about taking the responsibility for funding schools away from the politicians. While there’s much to criticize them for, they still are the right people to be making this call. Voters can hold them accountable.
The amendment’s backers need to get out more. They’ll find that informed people are sure this idea does not get it right.