1. Again with the business connection to schools! Why are y’all claiming this as your brilliant idea when it says clearly in the piece that you are required by the state to do it? You know, if you had just worked with Kasich to tweak his plan when he first brought it up, you’d be two years further ahead with connecting students to employers and needed job skills. (Sandusky Register, 6/2/19)
  2. The outgoing superintendent of Muskegon Schools in Michigan is leaving the job a little earlier than originally planned. “We understand how hard it must be for Mr. Jennings to continue working here while an important challenge awaits him in Ohio,” says a district announcement. A district spokesperson added, super diplomatically, “Justin has a transition to make, as do we.” Next stop Youngstown! Link (MLive, Muskegon, 5/31/19)
  3. Speaking of which: Lots of familiar notes being hit in this editorial from Youngstown, opining against a school board and administration disregarding state intervention in its business. Mainly because it was these very individuals making these very same choices that put them under state intervention in the first place. (Youngstown Vindicator, 6/2/19)

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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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