From the daily archives: Thursday, August 3, 2017

William Lager, founder of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), is spending a lot of taxpayer money on litigation. He has two cases in the Ohio Supreme Court and one in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The most recent appeal is before the Ohio Supreme Court. This new one challenges the decision of the Franklin County Court of Appeals that would force ECOT to repay $60 million that it collected for students who rarely, if ever, log on for classes. One of ECOT’s arguments, as reported by a July 7 article in The Columbus Dispatch is telling. ECOT argues that the effect of the Ohio Department […]

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If anyone needs further proof of the vast range of the Trump Organization (um, the family business) you need only to consider how one major Ohio institution is meeting its financial needs. In 2018, the Cleveland Clinic, a widely respected medical epicenter, will sponsor its second fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Edenic hideaway ( complete with more than 70 non-documented foreign workers exempted from immigration restrictions) ) in
Florida.

The Clinic’s decision has already drawn protests from professional staffers and the media. But when you are following the money you are never confident where it will lead you.

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