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Ohio: Teacher Reports "Nightmare" in the Lorain City Schools; by Diane Ravitch

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Ravitch gives us the story,  from a teacher in the Lorain City public schools, which were the target of a state takeover under HB 70, a law that was hurriedly passed without debate. The schools were placed under the autocratic control of one man with unlimited powers. Lorain City Schools are living a state takeover nightmare! Never in my career have I witnessed or experienced such dysfunction.For the past 2 years the CEO has been chipping away at the dedicated, experienced staff. First he got rid of administrators. Then he went after the Title I and Special Education teachers. Now it’s the Union Building Reps."  

Please...Go to the  the comment section of this blog, and read the comment  by Susan Lee Schwartz, who tells how  this largest district of the 15,880 in fifty states,began the assault on teachers in the nineties...the 2nd largest district  LAUSD.

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