Backassward Ohio

Another Lolli making bad decisions for children

Readers of Esrati.com have seen plenty of articles about the incredible arrogance and bad decision making of Dr. Libby Lolli at Dayton Public Schools. Now, we get to see how her husband, Gene Lolli, the retire/rehire superintendent at Fairborn is just as reckless. In this mornings Dayton Daily news, the story of Fairborn hiring a Read More

If Wright State falls, the blame is 100% on Mike DeWine

While Mike DeWine was the State Attorney General, he failed to thoroughly investigate the criminal behavior of the Trustees and leadership of Wright State as over $130M disappeared, and another $150M that was supposedly raised in the “Rise.Shine” campaign has never been accounted for. Insider deals to make sure that trustees and donors businesses benefited Read More

The size of the pie. Winners and losers

Last nights post had some interesting offline feedback. The most insightful came from a friend who used to work in the “economic development” field in the region- who left about 5 years ago. He’s now working in the Research Triangle (and not for LexisNexis) and says they don’t have the unbelievable asset of Wright Patt- Read More

Why I’m voting Yes on Issue 1

There hasn’t been a good constitutional amendment on the ballot in Ohio as long as I’ve been voting. Mostly because it’s hard to do- and when the politicians do it, they screw things up. (See Medical Marijuana and the Casino amendments). What we really need to do to solve the drug problem is have health Read More

Teaching teens to be “safe” in school?

Consider these facts: In 2015, a total of 229,715 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a birth rate of 22.3 per 1,000 women in this age group… Still, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is substantially higher than in other western industrialized nations, and racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in teen birth rates persist… Read More

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