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8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Common Core debate hijacked
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
State Rep. Andy Thompson (R., Marietta) floated a bill that would repeal Common Core in Ohio, prohibit the state Board of Education from using assessments based on the standards, and outlaw data collection on students except for limited administrative purposes. The bill stalled. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Double-dip move unfair to colleagues
Letters to the Editor
Maybe double-dipping isn’t a problem for the writer of the Aug. 18 Readers’ Forum letter “Double-dipping isn’t a problem.” But for some of us, it is. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Turkey’s turmoil
NEW YORK TIMES
It is no surprise that Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s first direct election for president. He has served as prime minister since 2002; over the intervening years, he has skillfully and ruthlessly established control and cowed any serious opposition, which was weak to begin with. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Mine fallout
Editorials
Coal producers continue to close mines and reduce operations, eliciting shock and dismay among workers who will lose their jobs. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Food stamp politics
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The State of Ohio’s refusal to seek an extension of food stamp eligibility in all 88 counties will disproportionately harm poor and minority residents. Advocacy groups have filed a civil rights complaint about the policy; it deserves attention. …