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Mr. Jay Cole

Wrong Jay Cole?

Employment History

  • Co-Chair
    West Virginia University
  • Chief of Staff
    West Virginia University
  • Instructor
    West Virginia University
  • Director of Programs
  • Director of Federal Policy
    College Board
  • Policy Analyst
    U.S. Department of Education
  • Educational Researcher
    RAND Corporation
  • Research Associate
    National Center for Postsecondary Improvement

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Arts degree , with honors , Political Science and History
    West Virginia University
  • Master of Arts degree , Educational Policy and Leadership
    The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. , Education and Public Policy
    University of Michigan
78 Total References
Web References
Education Team : Power of 32, 1 Nov 2013 [cached]
Jay Cole,West Virginia University
Committees, 18 Jan 2010 [cached]
Jay Cole, Chief of Staff, West Virginia University
Jay Cole, West Virginia University, Co-Chair
WVU Chief of Staff Jay Cole ..., 15 Sept 2013 [cached]
WVU Chief of Staff Jay Cole said the university has a special obligation to help industry and government identify critical issues as shale-gas development grows and to identify questions that remain to be answered.
Right Wing News, 2 Nov 2006 [cached]
Mr. Cole is also an instructor at West Virginia University.It could be his swing to the Left was made in an effort to grease the skids towards tenure.
I can recall when Cole went off the tracks and started sounding like Sullivan.Whatever Cole is he's not a conservative and certainly no more toleratant of dissent from his pet hive mind than the Kos kiddies.
if Cole had said in his conservative hit piece that despite any disagreements he might have with Bush, he was still a supporter of the war or thought Bush was trying to do the right thing, do you think these left-wing blogs would have linked him anyway?
And while the idea of Cole writing what he does just to get linked by big liberal blogs is at least rooted in hard evidence, it's about as likely as John being part of some Right-Wing propaganda machine whose only goal in life is to proclaim Bush's infallability on all matters political. (HA!) It's a convenient way to avoid having to explain how someone who used to agree with you now completely disagrees with you: 'they just say that for money, they don't really believe it.' After all, if you wanted to get paid for telling people what they wanted to hear, there are plenty of jobs in corporate America that pay better than blogger.
The truth is that it's incredibly easy to make an argument for or against any major political issue of the day, and what one believes is often determined only by which side one is more inclined to take.That's the real reason why Cole has changed his beliefs so radically.He got so angry over the Terry Schiavo incident that it motivated him to see everything from the opposite viewpoint as a manifestation of his anger toward Conservative Christians.
And while the idea of Cole writing what he does just to get linked by big liberal blogs is at least rooted in hard evidence, it's about as likely as John being part of some Right-Wing propaganda machine whose only goal in life is to proclaim Bush's infallability on all matters political.
Cole, on the other hand, is.
Cole, on the other hand, is.
Yes, like I said: John Cole.
Actually, in all fairness, you didn't say "John Cole" -- you just said "John."And in the context of the comment to which you were responding, I think it was perfectly rational to think you were referring to John "Hawkins" and not to John "Cole."
And while I can see how you might really have been referring to Cole upon second glance, it wasn't very clear at first.
"Cole obviously didn't have any sort of long, well thought out, change of heart because I used to semi-regularly read his blog and his views flipped like a light switch going on and off right after the Terri Schiavo controversy."
I think recovering addicts would refer to this type of experience as a "moment of clarity".It's when the fog parts and you realize you've been deceiving yourself all along.Good for Cole, good for Sullivan.
Cole defected.Mr. Hawkins makes it about money.Cole states he's lost faith in the party.
Cole says he been disenfranchised.Hawkins attributes Cole's motives as driven by wanton capitalistism.
Never mind the fact that Cole is done with the bullshit, what I want to know is when the right has been against wanton capitalistic notions?
by pheonix on 2006-11-02 02:27:57
Well, for one thing, this isn't an abrupt change at all.John Cole has been moving away from the Republican Party for a long time.
The fallacy here is that rejecting the GOP makes him a 'liberal' and a darling of the left-blogosphere.We've always linked to John even when we've disagreed with him (which has been often and sometimes bitterly), because we respect that he doesn't get his opinions off the shelf, in bulk, like so many other conservative commenters do.There's a possibility of real dialogue with him.
But Cole an apostate?Long time coming.
Governor Joe Manchin III - West Virginia's 34th Governor, 18 Feb 2005 [cached]
Joe Manchin today announced the appointment of Nancy Sturm and Jay Cole to serve in the Governor's Office in key advisory positions addressing educational issues.
Ms. Sturm will serve as the state's education technology coordinator, overseeing efforts to make West Virginia a leading state in providing quality educational programming delivered through technologies, while Mr. Cole will serve as the governor's liaison for education policy.
"Jay Cole and Nancy Sturm bring extensive experience to these key positions in my administration.
"I am so pleased that Jay and Nancy have agreed to be part of our efforts.
A native of Fairmont, Cole has served as Deputy Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts since 2001.He previously worked as an education researcher with the RAND Corporation, a research associate with the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, a policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Education and a coordinator of service-learning programs.
He is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he was selected as a Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, and earned his master's degree from The Ohio State University.He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Charleston.
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