Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kettering School Leaders Are Unwise To Vilify Citizens Who Oppose The 4.9 Mill School Tax Levy

This letter, sent to Kettering Middle School parents, dated September 21, urging support for Kettering’s 4.9 mill school tax levy, was signed by Board President Jim Trent and Superintendent Jim Schoenlein.  I wrote this e-mail to Dr. Schoenlein as a … Continue reading

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Strickland Challenges Locals To Work Enthusiastically To Elect Democrats This Year’s Election

Governor Ted Strickland arrived in a large campaign bus at the Montgomery County Democratic Headquarters in downtown Dayton this morning to be greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of local Democrats.  There were maybe 150 people in attendance. State Senator Fred … Continue reading

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To Gain Public Support For 4.9 Mill Tax Levy, The Kettering School Board Must Pledge To Uphold Its Own Budget Plan

Yesterday was the first of eight public meetings in Kettering to discuss the Nov. 2 ballot issue for 4.9 mills of additional property tax for Kettering Schools.   I videotaped comments by Superintendent Jim Schoenlein, Treasurer Steve Clark, and Board Member … Continue reading

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The Best Hope For Public Education Is That Communities Vitalize Democracy And Exercise Local Control

Wow. I count forty education related web-logs that I’ve posted in the last four and one-half years — since I first started blogging.  Some of these essays are in my Lulu book:  Why You Are Not Entitled To Your Opinion. … Continue reading

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To Defeat Congressman Turner, Joe Roberts Should Develop A Compelling Message — A Video Project

During the Q/A at the South of Dayton Democratic Club, last night, I found myself publicly chiding Joe Roberts, one of our special speakers, to improve his web-site. Joe recently won the special 3rd District Democratic Primary — besting Guy … Continue reading

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