ECOT Argues The Law - ODE Argues An "Absurd" Result

ECOT Argues The Law - ODE Argues An "Absurd" Result

After a lengthy two-year legal battle, hundreds of hours of testimony, thousands of pages of court documents, and scouring of numerous legal statutes, it all boiled down to the Ohio Department of Education attorney Doug Cole focusing on what he considered to be “absurd. View Post->

ECOT Closed in Ohio - Bullies Celebrate Victory and Money

ECOT Closed in Ohio - Bullies Celebrate Victory and Money

Our students, teachers, and staff are the victims of our government and professional groups design to shut ECOT down.  OEA, AFT, and ODE relentlessly campaigned against ECOT through lobbying, donations to political campaigns, and manipulation of procedures and policy. View Post->

ODE Feels Strategies Effective

ODE Feels Strategies Effective

Governor Kasich sent three questions to the Ohio Department of Education to get an update on how they were handling the ECOT situation. What he received in return was 5 pages of distraction and diversion. View Post->

ECOT Supporters Silenced by Gubernatorial Candidate

ECOT Supporters Silenced by Gubernatorial Candidate

This is a flagrant violation of the First Amendment, the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, in that this member of the state legislature refuses to even hear the grievances brought forth by concerned parents, staff, alumni and current students. View Post->

Kasich Seems Dumbfounded By Ohio Student Mobility Crisis

Kasich Seems Dumbfounded By Ohio Student Mobility Crisis

The biggest challenge of mobility is that each student's scenario is entirely unique. For some, they need a right place right time solution to finish out their K-12 journey. For other students, mobility challenges define their entire public school experience. View Post->

I'm The Face - Defunded By The State

I'm The Face - Defunded By The State

I’m the face behind the screen. The face to The Ohio Department of Education that seems to not exist.  Or maybe I am only a dollar sign. I’m the face that believes in school choice. I’m the face that believes in the right choice. But most importantly, I am one of the many faces of ECOT. View Post->

Ohio Media Collusion On Full Display

Ohio Media Collusion On Full Display

Facing a mid-year school shutdown and with the futures of over 12,000 students hanging in the balance, ECOT presented a final deal to break the now 2 year long stalemate with the state -And the media.... as usual.. showed us what they're made of. View Post->

Our ECOT Truth - A Teacher's Message To The Media

Our ECOT Truth - A Teacher's Message To The Media

From that day forward, I knew why I worked at ECOT. I knew I had the heart, patience, and beliefs to help children like Christina and parents like Mrs. White. I knew my work, my school, meant this little girl would be safe and unafraid. That she would never again see the spit of her classmates on her sleeve…or in her face. View Post->

An Open Letter to Ohio Senator Joe Schiavoni - Inspect What You Expect

An Open Letter to Ohio Senator Joe Schiavoni - Inspect What You Expect

Pushing legislation, rules and actions that may effectively displace 10's of thousands of our state's children, teachers and education administrators should not be handled so carelessly. These efforts are such a large threat to our families, our state economy, our right to choose and all of Ohio's future. We're fired up too and rightfully so.View Post->

Anti-ECOT Senator Eyes Ohio's Top Political Prize

Anti-ECOT Senator Eyes Ohio's Top Political Prize

What the Senator has shown in his words and actions is that he is playing politics with public education. He seems squarely focused on intentional and blind protectionism of the traditional institutional system at any cost or consequence to opportunity for Ohio's students. View Post ->

Ohio's Department of Old School Education 

Ohio's Department of Old School Education 

ODE's 5-hour attendance rule is reckless and works to undermine over a decade of progress in K-12 online education for Ohio. It's been months and the department still has yet to justify this measure with any logical reasoning. View Post ->

It Takes A Village - Team Teaching Online at ECOT

It Takes A Village - Team Teaching Online at ECOT

There is little doubt that ECOT is changing the paradigm of public education... and it's not by blindly giving students iPads or a way for students to simply click their way to a diploma. ECOT teachers are harnessing the efficiency that technology provides while leveraging the power of teamwork to meet the unique learning needs of their students.  View Post ->

Take A Look Back Before Looking Forward

Take A Look Back Before Looking Forward

In 2016, we exercised our own voices to cut through the noise, correct the lies and expose the truth about ECOT and the now decades-running demands by Ohioans for schools that break away from the traditional model. View Post ->