Superintendents Make More than the Governor: Changes and Corruption in Public School

Today was a significant day in the world of education reform. As cops are using a memorial service in Cincinnati to repeal the S.B.5 Bill, which public school teachers through their union organization worked hard at during the election last Tuesday to collect signatures for their referendum attempt, new innovative ideas that those same teachers stand against were discussed by Bill Coley and Doc Thompson on 700 WLW.

It was refreshing to hear Bill talk about an idea that he has worked hard on since 2007-2008 where he actually managed to get Ted Strickland to sign the bill allowing Online Classes for public education. This new form of learning will be implemented in Ohio which is further along than any state in the country at this point in education reforms that will not only save money to the school districts and the state, but also stimulate the children being educated. So there isn’t any downfall to the students of Bill’s Online Education Innovation for Public Education. The downfall is only in the employment of teachers in a brick and mortar style classroom where all classes must be under 30 students where a teacher stands in front of a class and teaches as society has taught since the age of the Greeks.

But the story doesn’t stop there. As we have worked very hard to bring to the surface, education as it stands now is not about teaching children. It’s about making money for the employees of the district. After I came on Doc’s show to provide my support for Representative Coley’s project, which will become a major part of Governor Kasich’s education reform agenda, and one of the reasons teachers are trying to repeal S.B.5, so they can maintain their iron grip on tax payer funds with no flexibility at all for innovation or budget reductions, Brendan Keefe came on Doc’s show to discuss the ground-breaking I Team Report that he has by now unleashed to the voting population.

If you missed the broadcast, just check it out at the top of this page. In that report, what quickly becomes evident is that superintendents and other members of school administrations are deeply corrupt, because they know that if you live in a district, and want your kids taught, and you want your property values to remain favorable, then you will pay these extortion artists whatever they demand because they are openly scamming all tax payers. They don’t even respect people enough to come on camera to explain the situation. They won’t come on because they can’t.

I know Doc has extended the offer to come on WLW to many superintendents to defend themselves and all of them rejected it. Brendan did the same, he extended the branch of journalistic peace to all administrators and nobody would speak. The reason is that they are guilty of what they are accused of, and they won’t go on the record to project a lie that will hurt them latter. They are playing politics, hoping that people will just go back to sleep and pass their levies, and that the education money machine will always take care of them.

These people are so crooked that even before the election results were over from Tuesday’s election, these superintendents are floating out more levy requests for this November. I know that in the Edgewood district, just to the north of Lakota, they are considering not even announcing it in the paper, hoping that only school supporters show up to vote, leaving everyone else in the dark. That’s the game we’re playing in education, and this is why kids are not learning more than they are, yet we are spending more money than ever on education. But that money is not finding itself to the kids, it is being scrapped off and placed into the pockets of the corrupt public servant.

We have no choice but to call these people thieves since they refuse to give an interview to Channel 9, or WLW to say otherwise, because all the evidence points to these people as first class crooks.

Click on the link below to get to Brendan’s page where you can look up your districts superintendent. 

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/i-team%3A-5-southwest-ohio-superintendents-make-more-than-the-governor

Rich Hoffman

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The Eye of a Photographer: My Daughter’s Adventure

I have a very talented daughter that does some fantastic photographic work. My wife and I took her to launch on Saturday and I had to take a minute to admire the person she has become. As a photographer her pictures are worth millions of words.

These are the pictures that reflect the young woman who sat across from me on Saturday and ate Teriyaki Chicken. It was impossible when looking at her to not think of jet setting all over the world, camping at Stonehenge, crawling on her belly through the mud to take a picture of a flower in the wet morning mist. To see the young adventurer that will fight through the thugs on a DC subway to get unbelievable pictures around the nation’s capital, or the young woman who went with her husband every weekend by train into London, and rode ferries to the shores of France in the frigid punishment of the English Channel.

She is a remarkable young lady that gets better by the day. And her extraordinary ability comes through in her art, captured through the lens of her camera. This was the young woman who laughed at her joy of living while stuffing the Teriyaki Chicken into her mouth, which seemed so incredibly fitting. I wondered while watching her how her vision would increase in the future. What she has managed so far is quite impressive.

She likes friends, so if you want to meet her, here’s her Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Townsend-Photography/212389878774547

She enjoys that kind of thing much more than I do. But that’s part of what makes her unique, and why I think her photography provides a glorious insight into the human experience.

Rich Hoffman

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