Author: David Esrati

Will kids show up if the teacher is a robot? Are we teaching effectively?

Chronic absenteeism is only the symptom

We’ve been “educating” children in America the same way, on the same schedule, since before the automobile, airplane, nuclear bomb and the internet. And we wonder why schools are failing in so many ways? Maybe we’re using the wrong metrics to measure our children’s intellectual and social growth? Perhaps, in an attention economy, we fail Read More

Michael Harbaugh gets on Ballot for OH-10 congress, Dayton Daily News doesn't mention it

Turner, Cox face independent challenger Michael Harbaugh

Independent Candidate for Congress, in Ohio’s 10th congressional district, Michael Harbaugh’s signatures were certified by the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Monday, April 8, 2024. This is real news. You read it here first, seeing as the Dayton Daily News doesn’t know what news is anymore. Harbaugh accomplished the near impossible, turning in enough Read More

Farewell to the Dayton Daily News

Dayton Daily News on life support

If the Dayton Daily News was a patient in a hospital, the doctors would be trying to move it to hospice as fast as possible so it won’t die in their hospital. It didn’t have to be this way, but, there never has been anyone digitally savvy in charge and it’s getting worse (as if Read More

April Fools 2024 WNBA Team to Dayton

WNBA team coming to Dayton in 2026

April 1, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The University of Dayton has announced that it has taken the next logical step in the Name Image Likeness competition for college athletes, acquiring an expansion franchise of the WNBA beginning in the 2026 season. Athletic Director Neil Sullivan says “call it the Catlin Clark effect, with a growing Read More

Let me tell you about the dirty underbelly of Montgomery County Politics

The dirty underbelly of Montgomery County Politics

Last Tuesday, Jacqueline Gaines, a magistrate in Domestic Relations Court lost her Republican primary against Jennifer Petrella by a 2-1 margin. You might remember Jacqueline ran 2 years ago as an unendorsed Dem for Common Pleas judge. Thursday, she lost her job. Judge Denise Cross (an R, I’m told- it’s hard to remember because the Read More

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