He would only be replaced by another charter school loving Kasich crony.
July 22, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
I wonder if the day will come when Campbell police kill a citizen. I see it coming because they rule with impunity and residents act like sheep and don't organize or protest against the department. I hope the next mayor has better sense.
June 14, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.
It really doesn't matter which political party is to blame because the power to eliminate it belongs to YOU! Parents and families need only to take a stand against this atrocity and it will disappear. Stop yelling at each other and place the blame where it belongs--on your Governor. Ohio is only one of a few states to buy this testing from publishing giants. You have a voice and you can stand up and say 'no more'. Refuse these tests for your children. Repercussions be damned. Parents need to organize together and opt out as a group to show their strength and power over these ridiculous bureaucrats who are ruining public education. Private schools who take no government funding do not administer these tests and their students survive just fine.
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June 13, 2015 at 2:43 p.m.
Refuse these tests for your children. Repercussions be damned. Parents need to organize together and opt out as a group to show their strength and power over these ridiculous bureaucrats who are ruining public education. Private schools who take no government funding do not administer these tests and their students survive just fine.
June 13, 2015 at 10:28 a.m.
The simple answer: Rich white men in government
February 22, 2015 at 9:14 a.m.
Back in the day it was the dirty old male teachers lusting for the high school girls, some of whom were repulsed while others were willing participants. I remember one teacher who was a pedophile but was never exposed. His daughter was my friend and we discussed it often as teenagers. Three other teachers we just called perverts and one teacher and student carried on openly under the guise as driver's education instructor. Male teachers were allowed to get away with it during the 50's and 60's by male dominated administrations who turned a blind eye much the way the Catholic Church has allowed predatory pedophile priests to rape children today. In recent years I've seen more of younger female teachers being attracted to high school males where there is sometimes only a 5 year age difference between them. Blurred lines and changing times.
February 20, 2015 at 10:52 a.m.
optoutohio.com is the website that contains the forms for parents to opt out of PARRC and common core testing on their children. Every opt out will push Ohio lawmakers closer to passing HB 597 which repeals common core, stops the sharing of your child's personal data without your permission, and withdraws Ohio from the multistate testing consortium, PARRC, that will control your child's graduation requirements. The tests are written by out-of-state, unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who know nothing about the needs of your children, your communities or your schools. Opting out does not impact grades and Ohio law protects the parent's authority to control their child's education.
January 28, 2015 at 2:34 p.m.
I agree wholeheartedly with ‘endthismess’ except for letting the state take over the school district. The state (Academic Distress Commission) has had control of our district since 2010. State control IS the problem, not the solution. As a teacher on the front lines I can tell you that government and politics have ruined education for Youngstown. If you have followed educators in the news you know what is happening to education in our entire country and it is directly proportional to the increase in the over involvement of government and politics in our children’s learning. Teachers who loved their jobs are now leaving or retiring from the profession en masse. We are disgusted and fed up over the lack of knowledge and understanding of these lawmakers. If you can imagine being treated or operated on by a doctor whose profession was controlled by any government entity with no expert knowledge of the practice of medicine. Think of a doctor going to a medical school that was controlled by state politicians and bureaucrats. Would you feel confident that your surgery would turn out successful? This is exactly what has happened to education. Our children are being forced to be educated under laws and mandates created by people who have not only no knowledge of the education process but have never set foot in a classroom. Parents are not aware that they may opt out of the ridiculous testing that has been thrust up their children by simply notifying their boards of education and filling out a form that exempts their children from taking the test and having the scores count against them. Parents should be lined up around their states for the exemption. But you see, they are never told that this option exists. Call your congressman, call your board of education, everyone. Get your kids off the crazy train. As for Mr. NAACP, where has he and his organization been these last 15 to 20 years since the decline in our schools has begun? Neither he nor his organization has a presence in the Youngstown Schools. The African American community has few people working to help their children in the schools. The ones who are there to help are there almost daily and we know who they are. You know some of them if you read the Vindicator. We have grandparents who are here daily helping and loving our students. Mr. Freeman is a joke in our eyes who is only looking to make a name for himself with the charter school loving, governor Kasich crony, Richard Ross-the state superintendent.
January 28, 2015 at 1:44 p.m.
The above 2 posters make themselves sound like ignorant baffoons. Opinions are not facts. Do not speak with authority on subjects you only have biased opinions about.
November 28, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.
OMG, those filthy bloodsucking teachers! How dare they earn 80K after only 20 years experience. Pay scales vary according to district and if you wanted to be fair you would have also looked at other districts' salaries with the same years experience. Ohio is one of the few states who illegally tie property taxes to teacher salary. It has been a dead issue in the legislature for many years. The state teachers union has tried to fight it for years. Educate yourself before you speak with authority. Back to the Canfield teacher earning $80K. That teacher has more easily paid for 2 master's degrees or a master's + 45. It takes a lot of time, money, and dedication to educate oneself beyond a bachelor degree while also working a full time job. If teachers could earn that salary right out of college, then everyone would want to teach. You sound like a bitter jealous person who for some reason hates teachers. Did they pick on you in school? You have a teacher to thank for teaching you to read and write so you could express your pettiness on this blog. Just sayin'. :)
November 25, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.