From the daily archives: Monday, November 30, 2015

Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer has finally released his report about Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s staffers who were fired last year for billing the state for hours they never worked.  Props to the Dispatch’s Randy Ludlow for recognizing us as the original source of the investigation:

“The inspector general’s investigation was spawned after the liberal blog Plunderbund requested records that called into question the amount of work hours claimed by Johnson and Brandt.”

Editors for the Dispatch and other papers around the state have had a fun time whipping up sensationalist (and somewhat sexist) headlines highlighting the fact that Mary Taylor’s female staffers spent some time at “hair […]

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During a recent class training to recognize bullying, one teacher in Ohio realized that she fell into the bullied category. The bully, according to Dawn Neely-Randall, wasn’t from any individual but the State of Ohio.

The story, including her plans to sue the state, was published by Diane Ravitch, a historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University.

ODE Is The Bully

Dawn Neely-Randall, a teacher in Elyria City Schools at Mckinley Elementary School, wrote, “As a teacher in the State of Ohio, I suddenly realized that I am being harassed by the Ohio Department […]

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World leaders have gathered in Paris to hold critical talks on the issue of climate change and the trillion-dollar question, “What to do?”

Heads of 147 state and government — including the leaders of the world worst polluters, such as the U.S. and China — arrived for the conference along with members of the private sector, labor groups, members of the scientific community, indigenous leaders, and environmental activists…

The two weeks of COP21 negotiations are aimed at cementing a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep the global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 […]

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