30 May 2007

Unfunded Mandate for Ohio Schools?

OHDave questions the value of Jarod's Law, about to go into effect this fall in Ohio. The law had good intentions but its real-world effect may be little more than diverting resources away from actual education.

An important issue for anyone concerned about education. Go read.

6 comments:

Wes said...

While the goal is noble, it does seem to me like this is yet another plan to bankrupt public schools.

It's almost as if the GOP wants public schools to fail. Oh, wait...

WF

WestEnder said...

The fact that the bill was written by Tim Raga, Ken Blackwell's running mate, does not elicit high expectations.

Sarah said...

Slight topic drift, but this trend of naming laws after the victim that inspired them is one of my real pet peeves. It's just nauseatingly cutesy, even when it typically deals with some issue that isn't cute in the least.

So let this serve as my declaration of intent: if I should die in some tragic way that inspires new legislation, and it's labelled "Sarah's Law," my zombie is SO coming back to f*ck up all y'all.

WestEnder said...

Technically, you should go after the politicians, but since zombies eat brains...

Wes said...

Sarah's Law - The State of Ohio shall not name laws after people.

Talk about a feedback loop. Now listen to me carefully, Norman - I am lying.

WF

Mark said...

With just a yes or no answer, will the next word you say be "no"?