Put your money where your mouth is.
That's what school administrator might probably think when they see the results of a new poll that shows Ohioans generally support their local schools.
The research indicates that close to two-thirds say they trust their local school boards more than anyone else to make good policy decisions. 15% say the state school superintendent deserves that trust and it goes down from there with only 3.3% of us giving the nod to state lawmakers.
About 66% believe money from fracking should be used to offset state funding cuts to local schools and about the same number don't think it's okay for public money to be spent to pay tuition to private and parochial schools.
The poll also suggests that people are okay with using test data to rank schools. What's more, we're using it. About half of the 800 registered voters surveyed say the consider school district report cards to be somewhat influential. 30% call them very influential and about 16% say the information does not influence them at all.