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Columbus School Levy: Voters Decide

The Columbus Board of Education recently voted to include a property-tax hike question on the November ballot. If approved, it would raise taxes about $315 per year per $100,000 of property, which would help charter schools, expand classrooms, upgrade equipment and more. This hour we’ll talk about the levy, its supporters and detractors.

Columbus Education Commission’s Recommendations

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has bemoaned the state of Columbus schools. Mayor Michael Coleman agrees. He appointed an Education Commission last year to brainstorm ways to improve the city’s schools. This hour, we’ll discuss the Commission’s recent recommendations, and take a close look at how it’s spent the first of its $1 million budget