From Ohioans against Common Core.

The Straight A Fund is a $250 Million grant fund established in Governor Kasich’s biennium budget. It is touted as an innovation program, stating “educators now have an unprecedented opportunity to put good ideas into action”. To no one’s surprise, it is the same cast of characters using millions of Ohio tax dollars to capitalize on your child’s personal and education data for the benefit of the education establishment and their cohorts. It is essentially a Common Core slush fund when you consider who sits on the governing board and oversees the awarding of grants; Gerry Stebleton, Andrew Brenner, Peggy Lehner and Dick Ross. One would be hard pressed to find a more solid group of hard core Common Core promoters.

The Straight A Fund awarded the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative grant to twenty seven rural schools last year. Battelle for Kids, which is heavily supported by the Gates Foundation, is the grant administrator and the research is being conducted by the Ohio State University and Ohio University. Their research requires the following information be shared by the student’s local district according to the Data Sharing Agreement districts have recently received: