Dayton Public Schools

Merge school districts or die

Dayton and Jefferson Township schools are on takeover watch and Trotwood just dodged a bullet. All are currently struggling to keep students and relevancy as vouchers and open enrollment at neighboring districts are going to continue to suck students (and the accompanying state funding) away. Trotwood is adding open enrollment this year, which will suck Read More

Dayton Public Schools still don’t understand R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Thursday night while I was being disrespected by the Trotwood board of education (the 3 minute timer begins once you start speaking most places- not when you get to the podium), the folks over at Dayton Public were having a town hall, except the town forgot to show up. The staff outnumbered the citizens, and Read More

Esrati report, episode 7 How many public meetings do you need?

Welcome to the Esrati Report- this is the first post with the new blog theme. Would love to hear what you think in comments. Why am I doing live video blogs daily, instead of the old style posting you ask? Well, one, because local news is full of car crashes, fires, credit card skimmers and Read More

Dayton Public Schools takeover by the State can’t happen soon enough

Steve Jobs was purported to say “A” people hire “A” people. “B” people hire “C” people. Dayton Public Schools is an example of what happens when “F” people hire. Seriously. It doesn’t get any stupider than this: Dayton Public Schools hopes a two-year, $537,000 advertising campaign will boost the district’s enrollment and attendance numbers, Superintendent Read More

Fire Dr. Lolli yesterday

Dayton Public Schools were 607 when Dr. Elizabeth Lolli was handed the reins by a school board that had just fired their last trainwreck (Rhonda Corr). She looked like the best one available to them. Hint, you were 607 because the people you had in charge were all trainwrecks. Lolli was hired by the one Read More

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