Dr. Sheila Burton

The inevitable death of the Dayton Public Schools at the hands of Libby Lolli

A conversation between a Dayton Public Schools principal who is leaving and Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, recounted third hand goes something like this: Lolli- “are you leaving because of me?” Principal- speechless. And here you have the primary reason Lolli should never have been put in charge of a failing urban district. She thinks the Read More

How to fix the School State Takeover problem

Three years ago I could have told you that Dayton Public Schools was going to face State Takeover. The exact time? When the incompetent DPS board pushed David Lawrence out of the running for Superintendent. Now, the state is faced with taking over a district that’s almost twice as large as both Youngstown and Elyria Read More

DPS Enrollment: FUBAR

The messages started coming in this morning. Seriously DPS enrollment center is a hot mess! People have been here since noon and not helped yet. I have been here since 1 and I bet I have another 2 hours to go. They have 2, maybe 3 people working. First day of enrollment, which is way Read More

DPS school closing task force- first meeting

This time, there were chairs for an audience. Didn’t stop Channel 7 and the paper for claiming they were the ones who stopped the first meeting (by leaving the room). All the TV stations were there. Noticeably absent was Dr. Robert Walker, board member. But DPS was there in force- Dr. Lolli, Dr. Burton, Treasurer Read More

Trouble coming Tuesday morning

Bus routing for 14,000 students plus isn’t easy. In fact, it’s a pretty difficult math problem. I suck at math. Most Americans do. Even smart people don’t understand how you do this. The classic story was that of a business school student who turned in a business plan for an overnight shipping company- where everything Read More

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