Monday, September 22, 2014
The Reynoldsburg School district is experiencing a strike by the teachers. Do you know what they want? Teachers in Reynoldsburg want a limit on class size. The Reynoldsburg BOE has refused to sit down and discuss the number of students in a class, which can range from 30-45 students. That is outrageous! While Reynoldsburg schools have seen cuts to programs, less teachers, the students are the ones suffering. It is nearly impossible to have a quality education, help individual students, maintain discipline, and follow IEPs, when you have classes with more than 25 in a room.
Meanwhile, there are reports that students are using ECOT in class today. ECOT is the online, electronic classroom that is owned and operated by a millionaire and Republican campaign contributor. Surprise! (ECOT's graduation rate: http://tinyurl.com/l3fvtwn)
If Ohioans don't watch out, Kasich will bring his charter and electronic school owners to every student in Ohio with the same results.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Those of us that are familiar with John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, know that he is an arrogant person.
Now that he has refused to debate Democratic candidate, Ed Fitzgerald, more people might realize it.
After the Kasich campaign announced that they would not participate in any debates, the Fitzgerald campaign released some info.
...On Tuesday, Kasich’s campaign announced it was walking away from debate negotiations with Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald....
“He’s not accepting the challenge because his handlers know that when the Governor is forced to speak on his feet he reveals his disdain for working Ohioans and he is unable to defend his record of helping his wealthy friends at the expense of Ohio’s middle class,” says Laura Hitt, FitzGerald’s campaign spokesperson.
But Kasich isn’t the only Ohio Republican ditching debates this year. Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted, and State Treasurer Josh Mandel have all declined to participate in the City Club of Cleveland’s debate series....
This should make every voter in Ohio very suspicious of what the Republican Party has in their plans that they are unwilling to share with the people. Are the Republicans are so certain of their re-elections that they are afraid to be exposed to questions submitted by the press and the people?
Vote against the hubris of the Republicans. Vote for Democrats.
Monday, September 15, 2014
What numbers are being used to Ohio Gov. John Kasich on job growth in the state? Here is something that will knock your socks off immediately!
Scroll down to see where Ohio ranks in job growth.
Total Nonfarm 1 month change: July 2014 over June 2014
|State||Rank||% Change||Job Growth||# of Jobs|
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Yes. You'd better believe it. The Republicans are doing their best to discourage women, minorities, and Democrats from voting. The GOP is against raising the minimum wage, reproductive rights for women, equal pay for women, marriage equality, solving the immigration problem, funding public schools, funding higher education, funding science, providing help for the poor and disabled, etc., etc. The Grand Old Party has become more interested in turning back the clock than progress. Since they are unwilling to work to attract new voters, they've decided to try to block people that traditionally vote for Democrats.
Democratic Underground and Cleveland.com:
In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said it is "clear as a bell" that Republicans have a national plan to suppress voter turnout and that Ohio is a key part of it.
That's why Brown, who was Ohio's chief election official when he served as Secretary of State, says he plans to help Democrat Nina Turner's bid this year to win that position from Republican incumbent Jon Husted.
He said their efforts to cut back voting hours and repeal voting laws that GOP-controlled state legislatures passed 10 years ago show the Republican party has shifted to the right.....
The GOP can't win with you so they'll try to stop you from voting.
> Ohioans are wondering what the heck Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is doing inserting his nose where it doesn't belong.
• When a woman accused DeWine's friend of sexual harassment, the Attorney General personally questioned the woman. The Republican-loving Dispatch even reported about DeWine's participation in the case. What did DeWine ask the woman? Did he tell her that such an accusation would hurt the man? Did he put doubt into her head by questioning her? What was his tone? Was the woman represented by an attorney? I know that if it were my daughter making such accusations, I'd not want someone like Mike DeWine pressuring her to drop the charge.
• A young man was shot inside an Ohio Walmart . People across the state called for a special prosecutor. For some reason, DeWine got heavily involved and has refused to release the store's video showing the actual shooting. Plunderbund has raised lots of questions about this.
In other news, Ohio Medicaid has been screwing over the caregivers that visit and check in on the sick and elderly. Isn't just like a Republican administration to withhold paychecks for low income workers? There is more on this story at the Dispatch.
Did you know that Ohio ranks 36th in jobs growth? You can view the details here.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Ohio's economy is in the toilet under the leadership of Republican John Kasich:
> Ohio's job growth is so bad that now the state is ranked 36th in the nation.
> People are still out of work, college grads are forced to leave the state to find jobs, and Ohioans are more productive but losing out on payday. The only kinds of jobs that do appear are mostly minimum wage, part-time jobs.
> Women have lost reproductive rights with the Republicans now dictating what gynecological procedures and medications are available for women.
> Massive budget cuts have forced communities to lay off firefighters, police, and teachers. Communities have been forced to have citizens vote for operating funds to maintain services which has lead to higher local taxes.
> Public schools have lost millions of dollars in state support so that money can be diverted to an ever increasing number of charter schools. Meanwhile, charter school owners are only getting wealthier, while the children in their charters perform at lower levels than their public school peers.
> The wealthy have enjoyed massive tax cuts. The few extra bucks per month the middle class gets doesn't even cover the increase in sales tax signed into law by Kasich.
> Privatization in correctional facilities has produced problems with a lack of staffing and maggots in food.
> Kasich's disrespect for unions, teachers, firefighters, and police has demoralized the middle class.
> Despite his lack of support for the rescue of the American auto industry, Kasich is always available for photo opportunities at auto plants.
We don't need four more years of John Kasich as Governor.