Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Smart Voter

Gary A. Bryson Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Princeton City School District

Candidate Answers Questions on the Issues

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Hamilton County and asked of all candidates for this office.

Read the answers from all candidates.

Questions & Answers

1. What effect would the community (charter) schools have on the public schools in your district?

It depends on the quality and effectiveness of the charter school, and on whether Princeton can compete. I will work to ensure that as part of "Putting Students First" all students are provided with basic and enrichment opportunities that are the best possible. If quality opportunities exist for all students, charter schools will have little effect.

2. Evaluate the adequacy of support services, beyond state standards, presently provided for special-needs students in your district.

Proficiency tests are nothing more than a measure at one point in time of how students from all districts are doing on the proficiency test. It is but one measure, but an important measure. One can make comparisons between different districts, based on proficiencies. I am not convinced proficiencies "improve" the whole education of students. However, I believe they improve the way students are prepared for taking the proficiencies.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League, but formatted for Web display. Candidates were asked to limit their responses to 300 words for all 3 answers. Simple spelling or typographical errors were corrected after confirmation with the candidate.

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