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Wright Brothers Elementary School with construction sign

Dayton Public Schools reconfiguration challenges

When I grew up in Cleveland Heights, we had elementary schools from k-6, junior high for 7-9 and high school from 10-12. To me, that was the way it was. It was a little odd that 9th grade counted as high school but you weren’t at the high school, but that’s the way it was. Read More

The Man behind the curtain, revealed from the Wizard of Oz

A Playground (R)evolution was held tonight

What happens when you send a Dayton kid from the West side to Antioch, and he becomes a school principal in a community that is a mash-up of Mexican immigrants, little Appalachia and throw in a smattering of black kids- a Social justice themed K-8 school that’s trying to change the world. Once again, I’m Read More

The return to neighborhood schools

When I first ran for Mayor, at the same time Mike Turner ran for Mayor- I talked about the return to neighborhood schools. Turner mocked me- saying it was an issue for the School Board. I talked about the effect it had on our community- exchanging racial segregation for economic segregation. I was told it Read More