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YSU’s Johnson is nothing like Tressel

DEAR EDITOR:

I’m very disappointed in Gov. Mike DeWine (whom I respect) for his ill-informed comparison between Bill Johnson and Jim Tressel.

Tressel was a teacher-coach at Ohio State University, where he led a winning team and administered Student Services at Akron University — these were university background experiences. He and his wife brought us respect, dedication and financial support as well.

Johnson has only a political background and a history of anti-student support — he is against aid for student loans, for one. Classes are cut for students, like at Dana, a world-recognized music school, while Johnson gets an enormous salary and benefits.

While I worked under two outstanding presidents at YSU, I am now ashamed that I ever taught there. As President Cochran said, the board of trustees at YSU, minus one, needs to be dismissed for the destruction of our university for political reasons.

ROSEMARIE KASCHER

Youngstown

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