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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. …

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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. …

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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. …

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Mine fallout
Editorials
Coal producers continue to close mines and reduce operations, eliciting shock and dismay among workers who will lose their jobs. …

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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. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. — What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure? …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: James Foley
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
9/11 analogy from mayor disappoints
Letters to the Editor
I have supported Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins throughout the water debacle, but I am now seriously questioning his capacity to think (“Mayor says water crisis is similar to 9/​11; Both were wake-up calls, led to second-guessing,” Aug. 19). …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Blood-soaked villainy
WASHINGTON POST
With each day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists who are terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Public beware
Editorials
Public-private partnerships — so-called P3s — occur when governments join private companies to do public work or assume a public function. When that happens, the adage “let the buyer beware” is updated: Let the deal-maker beware. Let the public beware too. …