COMPILER’S NOTE: Gadfly Bites is back from its summer recess and resumes regular thrice-weekly publication today. First up, a recap of important news pieces published over the last ten days.
- We noted yesterday that the term “rampant uncertainty” is something of a misnomer in regard to charter schools in Ohio. There IS “rampant bad publicity” around charter schools, which isn’t new but is problematic, not only for charter school supporters but also charter haters. Case in point, this op-ed from the Toledo Blade, which must thread a fine needle in jumping on the bandwagon against charter schools (naturally) while reminding readers that some of the best schools out there are charter schools, including the Toledo School for the Arts. (Toledo Blade, 8/9/15).
- Same goes in Cleveland, where this op-ed pours together all of the charter school issues but comes out with a specific opinion against online schools, rather than against the charter sector writ large. Kudos for the Alice in Wonderland reference. (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8/16/15)
- The state board of education and state superintendent are targets of journalistic and editorial ire under a heading that can probably be called “rampant opportunism”, no needle-threading required. Governor (and...