From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

As the almost-universal voucher bill (SB 85) is pending, Ohio legislators should take notice that Texas lawmakers supported an amendment to their budget expressly stating that state money, “may not be used to pay for or support a school voucher, education savings account or tax credit scholarship program or similar program through which a child may use state money for non-public education” by a 103-44 vote.

But even after that resounding defeat, some Texas lawmakers proposed a voucher program for poor families. It was defeated by a 117-27 margin. It appears Texas lawmakers understand that universal “voucherism” is […]

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Other than Plunderbund running this article on April being designated as the first “National Social Security Month,” what’s the likelihood that any of Ohio’s Big Eight legacy newspapers, or any of the other 85 Buckeye State news sources that include smaller publications and TV outlets, will inform their many readers who use or hope to use Social Security about this news?

Arguably one of the most important laws ever passed in the United States, dating back to 1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the safety net measure into law as the Great Depression was debilitating the nation […]

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A recent Washington Post article reported that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is being protected by U.S. Marshals under a 7 ½ months contract for the amount of $7.78 million.

Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of nearly $8 million over nearly eight months, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Education Department has agreed to reimburse the marshals $7.78 million for their services from mid-February to the end of September, said a marshals spokeswoman — an average of about $1 million per month.

The plan is that U.S. Marshals will […]

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