Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ohio's Best High Schools

Newsweek has just come out with their list of the best high schools in America.  You'll notice something immediately about Ohio's list.

Here are the names of the high schools in Ohio that made Newsweek's list, and posted at the DailyBeast:
Wyoming, Indian Hill, Walnut Hills, Chagrin Falls, Dublin Jerome, Ottawa Hills, Orange, Solon, Olentangy Liberty, Oakwood, Olentangy Orange, Dublin Coffman, Hudson,
Olentangy, Upper Arlington, Beachwood, Madeira, Kenston, Dublin Scioto, Turpin, Aurora, Columbus Alternative, New Albany, Shaker Heights, William Mason, Bellbrook, Mariemont, Hoover, Avon Lake, Sycamore, Kritland, North Royalton, Brecksville-Broadview Heights City, Worthington Kilbourne, Anderson.

If you haven't figured out the ranking of Ohio's high schools on this list, I can tell you that they are all public schools with open enrollment except for Columbus Alternative, which is a magnet school.

>>>  A letter to the editor of the Plain Dealer reveals how many Ohio college students feel about the race for U.S. Senate:

I never thought I'd see the day when politicians would attack a college education, yet Josh Mandel's refusal to support Sen. Sherrod Brown's bill to freeze Stafford loan interest rates shows that he truly does not value an education. 

Being a student at Ohio State University and relying heavily on the maximum Pell Grant, and having friends who are already burdened with student loans, I understand both the strong desire to obtain a college education and the struggles to afford it. 

Brown understands the importance of a college education in building a competitive, modern work force. Mandel told The Columbus Dispatch that college degrees were unnecessary and urged young people to pursue vocational degrees, clearly unaware that countless students use Stafford loans to pay for vocational and trade schools....

Josh Mandel is more concerned with himself, the cronies he hired, the wealthy special interest groups that are funding his campaign, and the anti-middle class business owners that supported SB 5 (Issue 2) and now support Mandel.  Josh Mandel opposes clean air/water regulations and believes his business pals should be able to dump whatever they please into our environment.  Mandel believes that the EPA's regulations kills jobs. Without those EPA regulations, children, women, men, livestock, and crops would be sick and possibly dead.  Why is Josh Mandel willing to protect polluters instead of families and farms?