- As we have noted in these Bites since the passage of the state budget bill, the cold light of day is a strong antidote to formerly red hot rhetoric. It also seems to induce some caveat emptor vibes as well. How else to characterize
(spare a thought for the poor journalist who had to try and make sense of it), they now seem fairly confused about what they thought they had been advocating for despite being present and testifying in great numbers at every budget hearing in Columbus for the last three months. (Cleveland.com, 7/12/21) . I can only conclude from all this that the “fair” part of the “Fair School Funding Plan” refers to the fair amount of confusion it has generated, despite being supported unwaveringly by all these elected school board members and administrators. Oh, and y’all are probably taking a bath on your copier contract too. Just sayin’. (Knox Pages, 7/13/21) And just in case you thought that those who led the unwavering support for the Fair(ly complicated) School Funding Plan—as in, . (Statehouse News Bureau, 7/13/21)
- Here is a reminder, in case anyone needed it, that
- Speaking of things which are “on deck”, the
when current supe Paolo DeMaria packs up his bike, straps on his pool floaties, and heads off to retirement. (Gongwer Ohio, 7/13/21) In case you had forgotten, Mr. Richard is currently the chair of the Academic Distress Commission nominally in charge of Youngstown City Schools. Speaking of which, how to get ready to discuss how to prepare to generate the pieces of the turnaround framework which they will eventually create which might at some point return control of the district to them. In related news, Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the signing of HB 70, the law which created the CEO-style Academic Distress Commission paradigm which, as you can tell from the foregoing, is still the law of the land for at least another year. (Vindy.com, 7/13/21)
- Finally today, the , unlike their counterparts in Stark County (as we noted last week), so it is to be hoped that they are not planning to shut out needy families who have chosen to attend school remotely. (WTOV-TV, Steubenville, 7/13/21)
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