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Forum Right, 3/20/12

Teachers Aren’t the Problem By Mark Luedtke On the surface, Gov. Kasich’s plan to retest teachers in failing schools might seem like a good idea. Teachers should know their subjects, so why not retest those in failing schools, right? But that kind of superficial analysis, the kind that makes good sound bites, produces bad policy. […]

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Forum Left. 3/20/12

Ludicrously Obvious Facts We Don’t Want to Face By Ben Tomkins I am constantly amazed at the lengths to which people in this country will go to avoid dealing with an obvious but unpleasant reality. Everyone in this country knows our elementary and high school students tend to underperform against other industrialized countries, particularly Asian […]

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Forum Center, 3/20/12

Teachers in Ohio’s Lowest Performing Schools Face Retesting A provision in the Ohio budget will require thousands of teachers in Ohio’s lowest-performing schools to take new licensing tests for the first time. The testing would affect teachers in their core subject areas in any school whose performance has been ranked in the bottom 10 percent […]

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Forum Right, 3/13/12

Fluke’s Contrived Testimony By David H. Landon Rush Limbaugh apologized. So get over it!  El Rushbo realized that he missed the mark with his characterization of Georgetown law student and past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ), Sandra Fluke, when he called her a “slut” during his radio talk show. It came […]

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Forum Left, 3/13/12

Who’s Afraid of Mr. Nice Guy? By Jolene Pohl I am sure that Mr. Rush Limbaugh is a nice guy who opens doors for elderly folks, eats with the proper utensils and maybe he even gets his own mail. His life doesn’t affect mine in any way and he certainly has no connection to my […]

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Forum Center, 3/13/12

Limbaugh’s Comments Cause a Stir President Obama’s decision to not grant exemptions to Catholic and other religious groups for health insurance coverage on issues affecting women’s health stirred up considerable debate on Capitol Hill. Ten days ago, in a hearing before a Congressional committee convened by Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, Sandra Fluke, a 30 year […]

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Forum Right, 3/6/12

Student Violence is a Reflection of Government Violence By Mark Luedtke Imagine if government passed a law requiring dog owners to enroll their dogs in government training centers seven hours a day, five days a week for nine months. Politicians would declare this a public good and raise taxes to pay for it, making every […]

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Forum Left, 3/6/12

Blame, Blame, Blame, Blame … By Ben Tomkins We are wired to search for reasons behind unthinkable things, and when satisfactory reasons don’t present themselves, we are wired to manufacture reasons from the best available information. In many ways blame is nothing more than a crude tool for absolving ourselves from the difficulties of dealing […]

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Forum Center, 3/6/12

Ohio School Shooting Leaves Many Questions Unanswered Once again the unthinkable has happened in one of our nation’s high schools. Early last week shots rang out shortly after the school day began at Chardon High School. A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria of the suburban Cleveland high school, injuring six students before attempting to […]

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Forum Left, 2/28/12

Uninspiring Leadership Why the USPS Exemplifies Bad Policy By Ben Tomkins The closing of the Dayton mail-processing plant and subsequent laying off of hundreds of employees, despite a union contract expressly forbidding this practice, is yet another example of the price of the failed business policies and practices of administrators being paid by hard-working employees […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]