Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Columbus Schools Bill Goes Before Lawmakers
A bill that would install recommendations from a new Columbus education commission got its first Statehouse hearing Wednesday.
The Senate Education Committee is weighing the bill that would create a new auditor position independent of the district but beholden to a city commission. That recommendation follows accusations by a former district auditor that she was fired for investigating attendance records.
The bill would also create a $50 million public/private innovation fund for charter schools.
That $50 million would include the first tax levy money for charter schools.
Mayor Michael Coleman has publicly praised the bill while asking for some tweaks, including limits on how much public money an individual charter school can receive.
Some local activists and school board members have denounced the proposals as a city takeover of the district.