From the daily archives: Monday, March 28, 2016

Does John Kasich’s rhetoric on education match what is happening in Ohio?  The Plunderbund Podcast focuses on education in Ohio this week with special guest Denis Smith.  Denis is an educational consultant who worked for the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Community Schools from 2007 to 2011.

John Kasich touts his educational record on his presidential campaign website.  He says, “For American students to be prepared for success in an increasingly competitive global economy, they must receive strong education support from parents and educators, including high expectations—especially in math and English. John Kasich has put this priority to work […]

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You may have noticed that there’s been a lot of nasty pushing and shoving by Republican candidates who want not only to make America great but also to satisfy the hitherto ignored hearts and souls of civilized human beings.

That should be clearly evident in the bloody crossfire of people like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz who have settled on the word “liar” to defend one from the other. John Kasich has sought shelter in pretending to be a moderate right up to the split-second that he came down ferociously conservative on abortion, Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, the auto industry bailout, the […]

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Camp Kasich’s presidential campaign is always looking over the horizon.

Unable to finish first in any primary or caucus state except one so far, they say wait until more enlightened states like California start voting, then voters will show how much they like Ohio’s term-limited leader compared to his two remaining challengers, New York billionaire Donald Trump and first-term Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who lead him by wide margins in delegates.

The 63-year old Kasich, who is running from cover 16 years after his first run for the White House, has made mocking Californians as “whackadooles” a standard part […]

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