From the daily archives: Friday, August 25, 2017

ECOT received $60 million in 2015-2016 with no documentation that students were being served. Had the state audited student enrollment compared to participation in all other years of ECOT’s existence, the total over-payment could be hundreds of millions.

The state is facing a defining moment in charter transparency, accountability and QUALITY. If the state approves this maneuver it will send a signal that high quality in the charter business industry in not important to state officials. It would also signal that the interests of taxpayers are of little or no concern.

It appears the chairman of the House Education and […]

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The Associated Press is reporting that a group associated with the Ku Klux Klan is looking to hold a rally next month in the city of Wooster.

From AP reports at WOUB:

A member of an Ohio-based white supremacist group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan says his organization is recruiting members in Ohio and plans to hold a rally next month.

Terry Greathouse of the Ohio realm of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, a KKK-affiliated group, says his organization has been targeting eastern Ohio counties because of growing interest there and the […]

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Newt Gingrich, a glib survivor of a scandalous political career, said on Fox News the other day that if Donald Trump tones down his words he would be a “remarkably great president”. I won’t try to follow the logic of a fellow who, as a self-satisfied presidential smoothie, once promised to colonize the moon. Back on this planet, he proposed firing all of the public school janitors and having the students fill the tasks. Soaring ideas like those are probably what convinced President Trump to nominate Gingrich’s wife Callista to be the ambassador to Vatican City. The move also may […]

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Inquiring minds want to know, can Ohio’s senior senator in Washington remain Ohio’s senior senator in Washington next year if his challenger is Ohio’s term-limited, embattled, self-basting state treasurer who wants to ape Donald Trump’s smashing campaign victory against Hillary Clinton last year?

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who won first term in 2006 by defeating then incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine, and tasted victory again in 2012 by defeating state treasurer Josh Mandel and more than $40 million spent by friends of Mandel against him, is seen by some experts as the […]

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