I just got back from a college visit to a top-ranked conservative school. An interesting statistic was the student/faculty ratio of 16-to-1. Keep in mind Olentangy's student/staff ratio is moving into mid 14's. That alone is a major driver of expense. And a big reason for continuing levy requests.
Should taxpayers be forced to pay for a ratio that is below a top college -- forced to pay for the amount of time that a teacher gets to spend doing something other than teaching?
The halcyon days are past. It's time that we face the reality of ... say ... 2000 (when the Olentangy ratio was around 16-to-1). That's right. If we return to the staffing ratios that existed before the bubble convinced us that we were richer than we now know we are, our tax dollars could remain in our own pockets ... and ... get this ... the students will experience no real difference.