From the daily archives: Saturday, March 10, 2012

Last week the Ohio Department of Education submitted a document officially known as the “OHIO ESEA FLEXIBILITY REQUEST.”  What that means is that Ohio submitted a detailed list of items that they wish to have waivers from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA; better known as No Child Left Behind). This request was an option recently given to states by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ohio’s request is a hefty 271 pages long and addresses 10 requirements from the existing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law that Ohio is requesting waivers from (standard across any state waiver application).  We won’t […]

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Last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Kasich’s teacher retesting law that was passed through his budget, HB153.  This was the first second time that the eye-popping story of the punitive law against teachers had been published in one of Ohio’s main newspapers (The Columbus Dispatch posted a story the day after we created the list of affected teachers).  It’s an appalling law so we would like to congratulate the Enquirer for getting the scoop on the other rags around the state.  With that effort, surely they have earned their self-appointed byline.

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It really is no secret now that the ethically challenged kid candidate Josh Mandel is using the Office of the Treasurer of Ohio as a stepping stone to higher office.  He basically started running for Senate as soon as he was sworn in as Treasurer.  No secret there.  Not a surprise.

What is a surprise and a blatant disregard for the office is his use of the title of Treasurer of Ohio to raise money to run for Senate.  We received a photo of a mailer sent out by – well, it’s a bit hard to tell.  The return […]

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