COLUMBUS - Both charter and public schools in Ohio have been tossed around like footballs this fall, leaving parents to wonder whether any variety of education is actually working for their children.
First, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann announced a legal assault on charter schools that are missing state academic and financial targets. He filed the latest in his expected string of suits Friday against the privately run, publicly funded operations.
Earlier in the week, public schools in Columbus were targeted in a lawsuit by attorney and mayoral candidate Bill Todd. He argued that schools are spending way more money on some students than others - and not just from one district to another, but from building to building in the same district.
Whether either man, one Democrat and one Republican, has a valid legal argument is yet to be seen. But the political motives of each is clear...
This from the Cincinnati Post.