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Kasich defends his choice for Ohio Board of Ed in face of questions about his qualifications
Lack of resume, OSU degree and operating school cited

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Governor Kasich’s appointment of a former Ohio State University quarterback to the State Board of Education has been raising eyebrows. Questions about Stanley Jackson’s qualifications and ties with a charter school prompted reporters to ask Governor Kasich why he appointed Jackson to the post.

KASICH defends Stanley Jackson

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“Well you know Stanley went through the process and look, he’s a terrific guy. I’ve had the opportunity to be with him a few times. My people have looked at him. He is a man of great character. He’s a man of faith. And I think he’ll be a great addition. I mean just because someone is an athlete doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified to do great things.” 

Our education reporters at StateImpact Ohio learned that Jackson attended Ohio State, but never graduated.

The governor’s office does not know whether he graduated from another college and could not provide a resume for Jackson. And the charter school that Jackson is affiliated with does not exist, according to the Ohio Department of Education.

Kasich appointed Jackson to fill the seat vacated by Dennis Reardon, an appointee of former Gov. Strickland and the retired executive director of the state’s largest teachers union.

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"I mean just because someone is an athlete doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified to do great things." It would take and infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters about ten minutes to come up with something that made more sense than this line from our fearless leader. No one said he wasn't a "terrific guy". He may be a "man of faith" whatever that means. The question being posed is "Is he qualified to be on the State Board of Education?" And once again, Kasich fails to answer the question.

Posted by: Philip M. Brett (United States) on June 22, 2012 11:06AM
Looks like a pay-off of some kind...not a new look for our stylin' governor.

No resume is a red flag. Somebody get on that.

Posted by: Iva Walker (Garrettsville, OH) on June 21, 2012 7:06AM
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