John McManus

Dayton political ecosystem just collapsed, R hires D for countywide office

Everyday except Tuesdays, for the last 3 years, John McManus would get in his aging Lexus LS350 and drive to Columbus around 1:30 in the afternoon to work for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. There, he worked in a true countywide clerks office, with electronic filing for every court. With second shift hours to 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

Mohamed Al-Hamdani; the prince of pious

Before this school board was elected, I warned the citizens of Dayton that William Harris was a mistake: Harris has said “I won’t be anyone’s puppet” as part of the slate- yet, that’s comically what he is. I don’t think he brings any of the critical thinking skills we need to this board, nor do Read More

Different day, same circus. Dayton Public Schools tries Monday for a shit-show

Dayton Public Schools Board of Education meets on Tuesdays at five, except when they meet on Mondays at five. They meet to conduct business on the second Tuesday of the Month- except when they have a special meeting on a Monday at the end of the month. They discuss the public business at hand, in Read More

DPS Chaos and the secret agenda Lolli won’t tell you about

Interim Superintendent Libby Lolli likes to show projections of declining enrollment predicted by consultants as the driving force for “rightsizing” the district. Don’t believe a word that comes out of her mouth. If you want to know why enrollment is dropping, and will plummet after her grand plan is implemented (if it even can be) Read More

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