Hamilton, Clermont County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
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Winnie Clayton Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Forest Hills Local 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?

Charter schools would provide competition for the public schools, similar to the competition provided by private and parochial schools. Competition serves as an incentive to improve.

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

Support services for special needs students are provided above and beyond state requirements in the Forest Hills District.

3. Has the use of proficiency tests in your school improved the education of students?

Proficiency tests have improved the education of students in only one way. They insure that minimum standards of knowledge and problem solving skills have been mastered by students in each of the subjects tested.

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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