Gadfly Bites 6/25/18 – Dracula becomes the Invisible Man?

  1. The leader of the newest statewide e-school is introduced in this glowing piece from his hometown newspaper. Awesome. (Delaware Gazette, 6/22/18)
  2. While a group of Toledo-area business leaders took to the Blade’s opinion page last week to laud district supe Romules Durant, the actual editors of that page seem a little less enamored of him at the moment. (Toledo Blade, 6/23/18)
  3. Full circle story here: Columbus City Schools’ various administration buildings are worth lots of dough according to a recent appraisal, and almost any combination of them could be sold at auction for more than enough to cover the cost of the district’s recent impulse purchase – the headquarters of former statewide e-school ECOT (aka Dracula’s Coffin). District bean counters might even save a bit on maintenance in the long run. Of importance, thought, is the fact that any district buildings going up for auction have to be offered to charter schools first. (Columbus Dispatch, 6/20/18)
Jeff Murray
Jeff Murray is the Ohio Operations Manager of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute,