From the daily archives: Saturday, May 3, 2014

In the interest of discussing what is “thorough and efficient” about Ohio’s charter schools, concerned community members are invited to join Ohio Senate Minority Leader, Senator Joe Schiavoni and other expert panelists at Central Ohio’s first Community Forum on Charter School Accountability (May 7th, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd., Cols, Ohio 43221).

Joining Senator Schiavoni are Southwestern City Schools Treasurer, Hugh Garside and School Board member, Lee Schreiner.  Southwestern City Schools has lost 108 million dollars to charter schools since the year 2000. Also on the panel are the former Head of […]

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When former Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette arrived in Akron recently for a luncheon talk sponsored by the Akron Press Club and Bliss Instititute he recounted his frustration with trying to get anything done against the right-wing Tea Party fringe contrrolling the fate of most legislation.

They represent 40 or more House members who come to the office each day, vote no, and go home praising themselves for a job well done. It was left to the memory of Groucho Marx to describe such heinous resistance: “Whatever it is, I’m against it.”

LaTourette faulted the Republican Party for failing to […]

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