From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This is the type of news that gives me hope. Shontel M. Brown is a young, smart, energetic leader with a background in small- to midsize business who will hopefully push the Cuyahoga County Democrats into a bright, new future.

The Cuyahoga County Democrats have come a long way since the rule of boss Jimmy Dimora, who is serving a 28-year sentence on corruption charges. This key county for Democrats needs strong leadership, and there’s all the reason in the world to think they’ve found it in the 42-year-old Brown.

From Cleveland.com:

Cuyahoga County Democrats elected both their first black […]

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As a charter sponsor, the Ohio Council of Community Schools had 50 schools receive an academic rating of zero last year, but now they will get a clean slate because of a loophole in state law.

Another charter school sponsor, another controversy. We’ve heard this tune about unaccountability for profiteering charters nauseatingly often. Ohio’s Republican political leaders refuse to learn their lesson.

From Cleveland.com:

A prominent charter school sponsor will avoid potential penalties for the failing grades of its schools thanks to a special exemption in state law and by formally splitting from the University […]

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