1. Kinda weird: Fordham’s Chad Aldis gets more column inches than the ed board themselves in this editorial opining against the state’s academic distress paradigm. And he is definitely on the other side of the fence from them. (The Morning Journal, 5/4/19)
  2. North Olmstead City Schools’ superintendent held his state of the schools presentation last week. In it, he mentioned two problems facing the district: charter and voucher schools “taking” $800K from the district’s budget and the district’s continued declining enrollment. Of course those two things are actually only one interconnected thing. And the district’s real problem, apparently, will remain hidden. (Cleveland.com, 5/6/19)
  3. Finally today: Ummm… Say what now? (ABC57 News, South Bend, Indiana, 5/4/19)

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Jeff Murray is a lifelong resident of central Ohio. He previously worked at School Choice Ohio and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He has two degrees from the Ohio State University. He lives in the Clintonville neighborhood with his wife and twin daughters. He is proud every day to support the Fordham mission to help make excellent education options more numerous and more readily available for families and…

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