Republican lawmakers say it is a record budget for education spending, while OEA says- not so.
The state budget has been approved and lawmakers say the budget includes a record amount of money for education, but some educators are taking issue with that statement.
Patricia Frostbrook, president of the Ohio Education Association says "It all depends on who you talk with". She claims there isn't nearly the amount of money from the last budget under the Strickland Administration.
But, State Senator Bob Peterson and State Representative Gary Scherer say Frostbrook is not telling people that the $1.8 billion she is referring to, was a federal stimulus gift to Ohio. They continue by saying that stimulus was a one-time payment, and had nothing to do with the state's actual general revenue budget.
Frostbrook contends districts are struggling with local budgets, largely because the state isn't doing enough to help.