Jack Ford

Jack Ford

Isn't It Great News? Jack Ford...

Will soon be back on Toledo City Council! The word is he will be appointed to the seat being vacated by Phil Copeland. Mr. Ford can bring back to city council the experience and leadership this city needs. This could be a sign that Mayor Bell is either considering stepping down or Mr. Ford will challenge him next year. That would be great if Jack Ford would get back into city government and thereby block Carty Finkbeiner's likely try for mayor next year. If Jack Ford runs, I will support him.

Democratic Party and the Toledo Public School Board

The Democratic party in Toledo has pretty much sounded the death knell for Toledo Public Schools, along with the help of Republican party. For years the Democrats have run candidates for the school board that have no interest in making changes, improving academics, educating the populace or challenging the unions, especially the TFT. The Republicans have never run a credible candidate other than Chris Myers, when he ran with the "Three for Change." That was the closest Toledo came to actually saving TPS.

Toledo Public School's Actions Over the Past 15 Years Have Had a Chilling Effect on the Black Community.

September 30, 2010

Press Release:

Toledo Public Schools actions over the past 15 years have had a chilling effect on Toledo's black community.

TPS's Rhetoric and Reality: Coffee with the Fords, presents Lisa Sobecki TPS board member.

"Coffee with the Fords" presented an interesting guest today, none other than Toledo Public School Board Vice President Lisa Sobecki (soccer mom, democratic something or other and Boy Scout leader) discussing the upcoming levy that will put more money into the coffers of TPS.

Does It Really Matter Who is the TPS Superintendent?

It really does not matter who is the superintendent of the Toledo Public School System as long as none is willing to stand up against the TFT and the Lawrences. None of the entities that could make a difference in the school system is willing to engage the TFT in a battle to make any changes benefiting students or even their own rank and file.

They would rather lay off fellow union brother's and sister's than take a larger paycut that would not impact them any more than people working in the private sector have been impacted.

Live Stream: Toledo Public Schools Special Meeting | July 13, 2010

July 13 at 6:00 p.m., Toledo Public Schools Board will hold a special board meeting to discuss:

* Hiring of an employee
* Discussion/Action on a potential November Levy, including a Resolution of Necessity and Resolution of Need
* Seg. 6 Bid award Resolutions
* Capital Improvement Resolution
* Human Resource Recommendations - Managerial, Educational Support, Technical, and Executive Secretarial Staff

Live Stream: Toledo Public Schools Special Meeting | June 29, 2010

June 29 at 6:00 p.m., Toledo Public Schools Board will hold a special meeting to discuss the following items:

1. Act upon the collectively bargained agreement between TPS and the employees represented by TAAP.
2. Act upon the collectively bargained agreement between TPS and the employees represented by AFSCME.
3. Act upon the collectively bargained agreement between TPS and the employees represented by TFT.
4. Authorization to settle claim number MWC-131364.
5. A resolution authorizing the purchase of builder's risk insurance policies for Segment 6 projects.

Live Stream: Toledo Public Schools Board Meeting | June 22, 2010

June 22 at 5:30, Toledo Public Schools Board will hold a scheduled board meeting. WGTE Public Media will stream the public meeting live on the Knowledge Stream Website (http://www.knowledgestream.org.)

Citizens may attend the meeting virtually and provide feedback by posting comments live during the event.

What: Live, online streaming of TPS Board Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: http://www.knowledgestream.org

Toledo Public School meetings are also made available to view following the event at http://www.knowledgestream.org .

Live Stream: Toledo Public Schools Board Meeting, May 25

May 25 at 5:30, Toledo Public Schools Board will hold a scheduled board meeting. WGTE Public Media will stream the public meeting live on the Knowledge Stream Website (http://www.knowledgestream.org.)

Citizens may attend the meeting virtually and provide feedback by posting comments live during the event.

What: Live, online streaming of TPS Board Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: http://www.knowledgestream.org

Toledo Public School meetings are also made available to view following the event at http://www.knowledgestream.org .

Breaking News: UPDATED: Steve Riddle principal of Leverette Middle School resigns.

It has been disclosed on 11News that Steve Riddle has resigned as principal of Leverette Middle School. Now maybe, depending on who they put in as principal, this school will have leadership that is pro children. Out with the child predators, in with the child educators giving the students safe passage to a successful life.

It took awhile to eliminate this principal, how many children were damaged in the process?

John Foley for another year.

It is unbelievable that the Toledo Board of Education would give John Foley another contract to destroy the public school system in Toledo, Ohio. What were they thinking?
The school system is in for some dark days and they need a leader that will make changes a priority, not a reactionary process.

Boyce hiring Jack Ford's daughter is one of the issues dogging new treasurer

Dayton Daily News has a story on how the new Treasuer Kevin Boyce is raising eyebrows with some of his hires. Jack Ford's daughter, Jessica Ford was hired for 45k to be the local coordinator. Boyce says political connections had nothing to do with his hiring hiring practices. What do you think?
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COLUMBUS — As Ohio’s budget swells with red ink, state Treasurer Kevin Boyce spent $32,469 in taxpayer money on promotional items such as water bottles, grocery bags and pencils and plans to buy another $47,457 in swag plastered with his name.
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Troy Neff Show: Ford Fires Back at the White Yuppies

Links:

Glass City Jungle Post

Troy's take on Ford

Conklin & Company video

My View By Jack Ford

Last Sunday, Lee Conklin used my column in The Truth to raise the name of Councilman Mike Ashford in the mayoral race. Then, Conklin and Troy Neff commented on how many committee meetings Ashford has missed on City Council. Rubbish. Many council committee meetings are useless and the savvy councilmember can discern which meeting is must attend and which are not. When I was a council member and in the legislature, I often had conflicting appointments. So I would pick which meeting was the more important.

AND THE BEAT GOES ON - audio included

"It's for the kids" is the battle cry of TPS and today that cry was cemented in the nomination and appointment of Bob Vasquez to the TPS board seat vacated by Robert Torres. The seat was handed over to Mr. Vasquez by a three to one vote at the board meeting this morning. Darlene Fisher being the dissenting vote. With the appointment of Mr. Vasquez, there will no longer be any speculation on any votes coming before the board. Darlene once again is the Lone Ranger.

Who was better as Mayor of this city?

Jack Ford
49% (20 votes)
Carty Finkbeiner
15% (6 votes)
I am glad I voted for Carty! He is the better choice!
17% (7 votes)
I should have voted for Jack! I wasted my vote by voting for Carty!
20% (8 votes)
Total votes: 41

City leaders warn of deep cuts if Toledo voters reject income tax


Nearly a third of the uniformed people who patrol
the streets of Toledo, investigate murders, pick up trash, and put out
fires could be off the job if the 0.75 percent income tax on the ballot
next week is ultimately defeated, city leaders have warned.

 

What's your opinion on The Ford's weekend morning show?

All of TPS' problems are solved, now they want to focus on how businesses do business

I can't believe I am reading this. The district has so many things challenging it (such as actually compiling with the law and working to fix the 54% of schools with a D or F ranking) and they want to collect diversity stats to check the diversity practices of the financial institutions? This type of ignoring the issues almost harkens back to trimming trees and other programs while the City sinks. I wonder who's harebrained idea this was?

From 3 for change, to 3 for Children, now 3 for TFT?

A pair of their new colleagues charged that Tuesday's election of Jack Ford and Lisa Sobecki will further strengthen the grip of the Toledo Federation of Teachers union over the school system.

Mr. Ford and Ms. Sobecki easily won two seats on the board - defeating five other candidates.

Both of them received support from the Toledo Federation of Teachers, as did current board President Steven Steel when he ran in 2005.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071108/NEWS09/711080352

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