From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), the beleaguered online charter school embroiled in a financial battle with the Ohio Department of Education apparently pulled out all of the stops for their 2017 graduation ceremony by bringing in Tucker Carlson from Fox News.

According to Carlson’s booking company, the Washington Speaker’s Bureau, Carlson can be hired for a speaking engagement for a fee of at least $40,001.

Of course, since ECOT can spend their money without any disclosure to the public, thanks to the private nature of their “management” companies and lax state laws, we’ll likely never know […]

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Democratic candidates for governor next year have seized on a couple whopper issues, including public spending on for-profit charter schools and more funding for opioid treatment services and centers.

Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton has associated herself with tackling the on-going, decades-old embarrassment of Ohio spending billions upon billions on poor performing for-profit charter schools. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has chosen to tackle the opioid epidemic by suing early two dozen drug manufacturers.

Former state Rep. Connie Pillich has promised to campaign in all 88 Ohio counties and defy President Donald Trump should he want […]

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