From the daily archives: Monday, August 28, 2017

Steve Dyer’s August 23 10th Period post drills down into dropout recovery regulations and concludes ECOT will have to manipulate enrollment to transition to a dropout recovery school.

Steve writes:

I wondered when this was coming. But apparently, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow — the most scandal-ridden charter school in the state that owes taxpayers $60 million in overpayments from just one year of instruction — now wants to be classified as a dropout recovery school.

The problem is, they can’t do it unless they once again manipulate student counts. They either have to suddenly drop about 1,200 students […]

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Both Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Gov. John Kasich got some national press attention this week. Brown focused on his work fighting to help workers. Kasich focused on politics, claiming he somehow doesn’t know what Democrats stand for.

On NBC’s Meet the Press, Brown talked about how he is continuing his work to level the playing field for Ohio workers who haven’t seen their hard work reflected in their wages and benefits.

Brown highlighted the need to restore the value of work for Ohioans.

“They’ve seen profits go up. They’ve seen executive wages go up. They’ve seen their […]

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“Feel the Bern” was the war cry for supporters of Vermont’s senior Senator in Washington Bernie Sanders, a Democratic Socialist who, despite triggering a massive following in last year’s Democratic primary race, finished in second place to Hillary Clinton.

After New York billionaire and long-time reality TV star turned non-traditional presidential candidate Donald Trump beat Clinton in the Electoral College—after winning three midwest Rust Belt states by a cumulative total of fewer than 78,000 votes then losing the popular vote to her by three million—Democrats were left to ponder what the former Secretary of State should […]

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“The problem with the Democrats, I can’t figure out what they’re for,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on national TV. Kasich, a term-limited, lame-duck governor, is desperately seeking life after his governorship ends at the end of next year and is working overtime to forge a following as he cements his reputation as a reliable critic of President Donald Trump after losing badly to the New York billionaire and reality TV star last year.

“I mean, they have a golden opportunity, right, to be able to come in and win elections, but they can’t figure out anything other than […]

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