After the first day of the teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg, a strike provoked by Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning and the school board’s unwillingness to budge in negotiations focused on improving the learning conditions for the community’s children, Thomas-Manning declared that it was “a successful day”.


Here are some local news headlines from the superintendent’s “successful day”:

Fights cause lockdown at Reynoldsburg school as teachers strike” – Columbus Dispatch

Reynoldsburg Teachers Take To Picket Line, Students Claim There Is Chaos In Classrooms” – WBNS-10tv

Fights reported inside Reynoldsburg Schools: Students say substitute teachers can’t control class during teachers strike” – Columbus Dispatch

‘Chaos’ Reported At Reynoldsburg Schools On Strike Day 1” – NBC4

Student Fight Punctuates First Day Of Reynoldsburg Teachers Strike” – WOSU

Chaos Plagues Day One Of Reynoldsburg Teachers Strike” – WBNS-10tv

RHS students walk out, REA says substitute staffing levels inadequate” – ThisWeek Community News

Reynoldsburg teachers man picket lines as students describe chaos” – Columbus Dispatch


Makes you wonder what a bad day would look like to this superintendent.


Reynoldsburg Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning
(614) 501-1023






We’ll leave you with this message from one of Huffmaster’s “highly-qualified” subs at Reynoldsburg’s Taylor Road Elementary today.



  • sluggo

    She would make Baghdad Bob blush.

  • Think.

    Sounds like she attended the same PR training as John Kasich…

  • Natalie

    I love how good journalists (no, make that GREAT journalists) like you can take a few words and 1 picture and summarize one whole disastrous day.

  • I wonder if the firm that supplied these ‘subs’ is a contributor to the Ohio GOP. It might be worth a little digging.

  • amyvav

    I think they’re the go-to for strike situations. My district went on strike in November of ’05, and Huffmaster operatives were there in droves. A quick Google shows them as perennial exhibitors at the Ohio School Boards Association conference. That being said, I am sure that their money is flowing into all the necessary coffers.

  • Stephen C

    exactly – all of them

  • amyvav

    Speaking from personal experience, the “replacements” brought in during our strike in ’05 were shocking. They were shuttled in each day in big white vans with wire on the windows. They hobbled, limped, and swaggered into our buildings and did nothing but add to the chaos. Some parents demanded records of background checks, and never received a response. If only a small fraction of the stories told by our students are to be believed, most of those people had no business being anywhere near our kids.

  • goofproof

    And we know dark money doesn’t exist.

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