Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wisconsin Evidence Supports Likelihood of SB 5 SAVING Jobs

To those who scream and shout the Senate Bill 5 will gut the middle class and usher in some gilded age of mass exploitation, one should ponder what has happened under a similar measure that happened in Wisconsin. Yes, yes, …

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Oh No, Another Bubble? Will Higher Ed Burst?

Are Americans getting tired of “bubbles?” In the last decade, we have suffered through the collapse of two huge bubbles with each leaving the economy in a tough spot. This is particularly bad for Ohio, a state that typically is …

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Is Higher Ed Grade Inflation Setting Up Failure?

What student wouldn’t like to get straight “As?” After all, many see a high GPA as the ticket to a good paying job upon graduation. However, those grades really must be earned in order to have any meaning. After all, …

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Higher Ed Load Carried by Few, But Costs Spread to Many

A fascinating study from Texas shines a bright light on the underbelly of Higher Education in that state. It also raises troubling questions that Ohio may need to consider examining, even as it moves forward with some reforms such as …

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Crisis of the West

Over done and hyperbolic headlines get attention. Hopefully the headline for this blog did too. However, when one peeks a bit below the surface, they often find traditional news stories or op-eds that really don’t say anything new. In a …

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Worthington-Riverlea Annex Shows New Thinking

From the Dispatch, “After three months of studying ledgers and operations, a six-member commission has decided to move ahead with Worthington’s annexation of Riverlea, a move that both sides say will benefit each community.” This is a big step for …

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Health Care Driving Up Education Costs?

As discussed quite a bit previously, probably the two most policy laden areas (and those with the most changes) within the recently passed state budget are Medicaid (or health care) and education. This brief snippet from a Washington Post blog …

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