Monday, October 17, 2011

Tyler Fred blog 15

The author of this blog is Laura A. Bischoff. She basically just shares what positives and negatives could come from the passing or failing of this bill and provides both sides arguments. Right in the first paragraph I found a strong appeal of logos when she says “Voters can expect robo-calls and glossy literature about what the collective bargaining reforms could do for Ohio or could do to public employees”. She takes the annoying things about voting that a majority of people dislike and presents them in a negative fashion about a very important issue as a way to later present the real solid facts without any attempt to harshly persuade the readers. This article was fairly similar to other essays I have because it is simply presenting information about an issue. One difference would that it doesn’t necessarily take a strong stance either way.
The author of this blog is Tara Dodrill. She tries to point out the many benefits that will come from passing senate bill 5, the main one being lowering Ohio’s deficit. She backs her argument by stating that we have civil rights laws protecting employees so they need not fear the loss of a union. That statement is a good logic appeal showing how employees would still have protection. She also appeals to pathos in saying “Police officers, firefighters and EMTs put their lives on the line daily and deserve to be fairly compensated”. She tries to make us feel for the employees. This essay is a little bit different in the fact that she is using more relaxed speech and it doesn’t seem like a strict essay when reading it.
This article was also written by Tara Dodrill. Her argument here is concerning the way teachers will be evaluated and given raises. I feel like when she says, “ Dedicated teachers will be rewarded for their stewardship of Ohio's young people”, that could be seen as a pathos appeal because most people want to see young people succeed and her argument here is saying that these dedicated teachers are helping students do so. She also uses logos when comparing both future options for education reforms saying “Both the "Race to the Top" plan developed by Democrats and Ohio HB 153 require teacher conduct”. Here she is talking about teachers getting raises based on the quality of the teacher. This article was very similar to most of the essays I have read before because she is just providing information about a topic trying to get her point across.
This article is written by Thomas Suddes. His main argument, to me, sounded like the Republican Party made a mistake by including police and firefighters in senate bill 5. He uses  pathos when he says “General Assembly Republicans typically are small-town lawyers and beady-eyed "bid-ness" people who read the fine print: Farmer Goodfellow isn't about to let Broad Street's highbinders scam him when he goes to Columbus.” Here he is painting a picture of Republicans. I feel like he is trying to make them out to be deviant people because uses the term “beady-eyed” as one of their descriptions. This article was very different from essays I have read before because he has a lot of emotion in his paper and uses uncommon terminology for an essay.


  1. This is a great topic because it's happening now and it's a huge controversy! Good choice (:

  2. I read STAKES HIGH FOR BOTH SIDES IN SB5 BATTLE. This is a good blog to use because it is very recent. It gives both sides of the argument which makes it easy for the audience to decide which side they should take. This blog was also very organized. This blog allows you to email it and share it, but i did not see any comments on the blog. There was no hyperlinks that allowed for networking.

  3. Ohh and i like the videos on the blog

  4. Your blog raised important questions that you should further research. Would the Dayton City Commission impose pay cuts on workers? Would principals in Kettering schools be lenient in how they evaluate classroom teachers and determine that a large number deserved hefty merit-pay bonuses? Would Montgomery County tell its employees that they must use all their sick and vacation time in the calendar year in which it was accrued so that they wouldn’t be able to bank unused time?