Thursday, April 5, 2012
Dr. Robert Zorn, acting coordinator of the educational administration program in Westminster College's graduate school, is the author of "Another Reason Why Ohio's Public Schools are in Financial Trouble" published in the May issue of the Ohio School Boards Association Management Newsletter.
Zorn, superintendent of Poland (Ohio) schools, examines the amount of public funding for charter schools in Ohio, funding that is deducted from each public school's budget. The article details total state financial support for each public school district in Mahoning County, Ohio, and the amount deducted for charter schools from each of those districts.
The article calls for more fiscal accountability of public charter schools since these are public funds.
At Westminster since 1986, Zorn teaches graduate courses in school finance and school law as well as courses for those pursuing licensing as school superintendents and principals.
Contact Zorn at (724) 946-7055 or email for additional information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.