From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown voiced his strong support for special accountability and transparency conditions placed on a $71 million charter school grant awarded to Ohio by the U.S. Department of Education.

Senator Brown, in his second term representing Ohio in Washington but looking ahead two years to another reelection cycle, offered ample reasons why Ohio’s expensive system of for-profit “pubic” schools rightfully qualifies for scandal status. He said it’s a disgrace that has defrauded taxpayers so much that its national reputation earned it the ignominious title, “the wild west” of charter school systems […]

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Ted Strickland said Tuesday that voters haven’t cast their ballots yet, but when they do, common sense will prevail after they learn that Senator Rob Portman, his incumbent Republican opponent, and Donald Trump are in sync with the interests of the wealthy, but not theirs, especially when it comes to rights for women, workers, students and seniors.

With about 56 days until Nov. 8, Mr. Strickland believes he’s on the right side of the issues and Portman is on the wrong side, and voters will wise up to the difference, especially if media does a better job of understanding who […]

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