From the daily archives: Sunday, August 31, 2014

The 2014 mid-term elections are now just 65 days away and voters who intend to go to the polls on or before November 4th have new metrics on Ohio — supplied by Gallup — that can be used to help determine who they want to reward with an election win and who will go home as losers.

A number of states will hold Congressional or gubernatorial elections that together will decide the ultimate party control of the U.S. House and Senate and will have important implications for the governance of those states going forward. These states’ standing on the 14 key political, economic, and cultural metrics […]

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Since 1887, America has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September, a day chosen by President Grover Cleveland from Ohio. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor the American labor movement, which has had to overcome daunting hurdles along the way, including organized violence against workers uniting, to pursue and obtain a better life for themselves and their families through better and safer working conditions, higher wages and the right to bargain collectively

A new report released on the eve of Labor Day, produced by a Cleveland-based economic research group, shows the plight of workers […]

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The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is the largest charter school in the state of Ohio.  The online school is easily the largest charter school in Ohio, is larger than the vast majority of Ohio’s traditional school districts, and received nearly $100 million in state taxpayer dollars last school year.

On the latest report cards released by the Ohio Department of Education, ECOT continues to rank below all of the 8 large urban schools that are often-criticized by legislators and in the media for their “sub-par” performance.

That hasn’t stopped ECOT’s founder, William Lager, from […]

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