From the daily archives: Monday, May 8, 2017

The good folks over at ProgressOhio have taken the lead on exposing the problems with Ohio’s disastrous up charter school system.

This morning they put out a press release about the latest ECOT scandal in which the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow tried to force all of their teachers to come to Columbus for a pro-charter school rally…

 

ECOT to Spend Tax Money to Rally for More Tax Money  As It Fights Efforts to Recover Tax Money it was Overpaid 

For Immediate Release:

May 8, 2017

COLUMBUS – Chronically failing charter schools are spending increasingly large sums of public money on […]

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It’s too bad that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is not deemed as important as the Second, at least to the present occupant of the White House.

And his party.

Last week, President Donald Trump flew to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to lead a campaign rally of his followers. “I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington swamp … with much, much better people,” he told the crowd in the state capital’s Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

In Trump World, the less desirable people left behind were 2,700 well-dressed […]

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It’s official: Ohio Democrats now have four candidates declared for governor, three of whom are women. In an email to supporters, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said she’s in the race for the open governor’s seat in 2018, vacated by term-limited, lame-duck governor John R. Kasich.

“I’m running for Governor of Ohio,” she said, adding, “And I’d love to be able to count on your support.”

Whaley has shown in previous remarks that shes not going to coddle Gov. Kasich, who is profiting from public exposure as he stumps around the nation to promote his new book about his experience losing […]

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President Donald Trump promised over and over he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. He even boldly told the conservative Heritage Foundation, “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”

President Trump, as a candidate, mocked fellow Republican primary candidate Mike Huckabee for echoing his promise not to cut these programs. “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid,” he tweeted. “Huckabee copied me.”

This past Thursday, President Trump held a party […]

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