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The Ohio Department of Education has released the State Report Cards for schools and districts (though school report cards have incorrect state data that has yet to be corrected) and that means the names of the teachers who will be required to take the Praxis exams is also available. I’ll be posting the list of 349 schools and over 5,900 teachers on Plunderbund later today.

To help catch you up, here is some light reading about the “Retesting Teachers” provision in House Bill 153 (Budget Bill):

As prepared by the Legislative Service Commission:

Retesting Teachers
RC 3319.58

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You’ve got to read Mark Naymik’s story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

On Sunday, Naymik reported that a private lottery operator had its lobbyist hand deliver a written piece of legislation to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that would… amazingly, privatize the Ohio Lottery Commission’s operations.  The company presenting the proposal just happens to have retained longtime political confident Donald G. Thibaut as a lobbyist.

Mind you, there never was a single witness, let alone a single hearing, that discussed the merits of privatization of the Lottery Commission.  Normally, such privatization efforts are the subject of […]

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First, we had the unconstitutional appointment of Mark Kvamme to the Ohio Department of Development that had to be undone.   Then we had the appointment of Scott Nally had to be redone because at the time Kasich initially appointed him, Nally, too, was constitutionally ineligible to serve (even though he had already started serving as the Director of the Ohio EPA while still being constitutionally ineligible.)

But that was just the State’s constitution.  No big deal right?

Uh-oh.

In February, former Democratic State Representative George Distel announced his retirement as Director of the […]

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