From the daily archives: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ohio Representative Andy Thompson is the primary sponsor of House Bill 237, better known as the anti-Common Core legislation.  Thompson is a Tea Party Republican whose efforts to repeal the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) should not be trusted by Ohio progressives who have more recently expressed concerns about the new educational standards.

In Ohio and nationwide, concerns about the CCSS have brought together people from both sides of the aisle.  Likewise, support for the new standards is widely bipartisan.  So, who is right?  Are the CCSS transforming education in a positive way or were they delivered out […]

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What can we do about Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who is demanding more answers on Benghazi with ugly  threats if he doesn’t get them?   As you may know, Graham is like the ballpark heckler who cares less about the score than he does about attracting attention  to his  pain-in-the-ass howls.

Long experienced as a preachy accuser of anything outside the shade of his state’s palmettos, he now threatens the entire governmental process that was seeded after our victory over the Redcoats.  Warns the senator in one of his Marlboro Man moments, he will single-handedly  put everything passing […]

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Senate Education Committee Chair Peggy Lehner has put Senate Bill 229 on the agenda this week to be introduced by the bill’s primary sponsor, Senator Randy Gardner.

When we posted about this bill last weekend, it quickly became one of the most read posts in Plunderbund history.  This speaks to the dramatic effects the new teacher evaluation system in Ohio is having on the practice of both teachers and administrators.  You can find our detailed post from last Saturday here.

When the bill is introduced in the Education Committee on Tuesday morning, only sponsor […]

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