Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Smart Voter

Tawana Keels Simons 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?

The impact of charter schools on the Princeton City School District would be based on the type of school, the number of students attending the school, the guidelines established by the board for their operations and the financial support mechanism established to fund the school.

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

Princeton City Schools provides comprehensive support services for our students, both at Princeton facilities and at outside facilities that are under contract to serve our students.

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

The use of proficiency tests has shifted the focus in the classroom from teaching a subject area to teaching for the test. The extensive education provided to students at Princeton can not be measured solely by a proficiency test.

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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