From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Is it too early to start thinking about the 2018 Election in Ohio? Never. Democrats need to create a narrative that sticks over the next 20 months. The narrative must not only resonate with traditional Democratic supporters but must also reach folks in all 88 counties of Ohio.

In the gubernatorial race, we now know that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, will not run. But is reporting a potentially wide field of primary candidates, including state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, of Boardman, and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, of Copley, former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Cuyahoga Co. […]

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The federal and state voucher trains are picking up steam in spite of dismal results from vouchers.

Education choice enthusiasts originally spewed the rhetoric that vouchers would allow poor children to have the same opportunities for a private education as rich kids. Now choicers want money to follow every child (i.e.) a universal voucher system.

At the federal level, HR 610 has been introduced to require states to adopt vouchers in order to maintain eligibility for federal funds.

Although Ohio has a half-dozen separate voucher programs, Senator Matt Huffman is proposing a voucher program that is essentially universal. Huffman’s proposal […]

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Here is you opportunity to be heard on the state’s draft plan for ESSA.

The notice regarding hearings scheduled by the Joint Education Oversight Committee is below. If you can’t appear in person, you may wish to email written testimony.

Don’t let this opportunity slip by you!

NOTICE: The Joint Education Oversight Committee will be hearing testimony regarding Ohio’s State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act. JEOC will hold two meetings on Thursday, March 2,2017 at 2:30 PM and Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Senate South Hearing Room. If you are interested in testifying please contact […]

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Trump’s Never-Never Land

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As President Trump leads America into the never-never  land of an Altered State of the Union speech with the promise of making America safe, it’s best to keep in mind that he wants to do that by increasing the defense budget by at least 10 pct. while his hired hands are working vigorously to endanger the public by  fouling the air we breathe,  the  water we drink and the rivers and streams that sustain our fish. Who, they ask, needs the Environmental Protection Agency anyway?

Oh, talk about the perils :  the Congressional Republicans have already said it’s OK […]

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Expectations for President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress are colossal in range.  From another dark, carnage filled version of America,  amalgamated from his inaugural address and last week’s campaign rally speech at CPAC, to a con-temporized, slightly upbeat edition based on his nomination acceptance speech in Cleveland, where he claimed only he can fix things.

In what will be the Donald’s biggest reality TV show stunt so far, the speech Trump will deliver tonight won’t be boring, “believe me, I can tell you that,” as Trump himself would say about standing for the first time before a joint session of […]

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