From the monthly archives: February 2018

“The Ohio Department of Education should have taken steps to avoid a mid-year closing of the school. The department created an environment that caused the school to close mid-year.”

If Ronald Reagan could have heard Rep. Andrew Brenner’s comments about ECOT’s closing, he might have offered up his classic line one more time.

“There you go again,” the Gipper might have admonished the Chair of the House Education Committee as he attempted to lay blame anywhere for the online school’s colossal slow-motion train wreck –  except where the responsibility really lies in this disaster.

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Following the February 7 candidate filing deadline, the Ohio Democratic House Caucus has announced that they have Democratic candidates for all 99 house districts. The Caucus has coined the phrase “a choice on every ballot” and that’s exactly what they have presented.

 

The candidates running for these seats were announced through the Caucus’s Twitter and are running on every issue one can think of. Each comes with their own realm of experience and knowledge, too. These candidates span from Aden Baker, an 18-year-old in Paulding County running in a R +10 district, to Rachel Crooks, […]

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Ohio’s public school funding model is needlessly complex.  So much so, in fact, that it can be extremely difficult to believe when trying to explain its oddities to friends and family.  I’m often met with responses such as “that can’t be true”.  With the recent lawsuits and closing of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), I decided to go on a bit of a quest to break down the model in the simplest terms possible, using ECOT and its relationship with the Columbus City School District as an example.

To be fair, breaking it down to the “simplest” terms […]

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Yesterday’s fundraising reports are exciting for Democrats and show that people are enthusiastic about 2018 prospects of a big blue wave election.

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