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Denis Smith

Denis Smith

Denis Smith is a retired school administrator and served as a consultant in the Ohio Department of Education's charter school office. He has additional experience working in marketing communications with a publisher and in association management as an executive with a national professional society. Mr. Smith is a member of the board of Public Education Partners.

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Public schools, vouchers, privatization, and educational choice: Be careful what you wish for

By: - September 16, 2021

In the last few months, Americans have witnessed a series of assaults by the political right on key parts of the bedrock principles of democracy. Those attacks include new restrictions on voting rights in more than half of the states, the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by thousands of insurrectionists, and most […]

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When it comes to public education critics, the Fordham Institute deserves closer scrutiny

By: and - February 2, 2021

If we remember the Scriptural advice that there is no new thing under the sun, we also might realize there are two things under the sun which aren’t new but are very predictable. Meet, yet again, Halley’s Comet and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. With the comet, we know when it will return and light […]