Student Anonymity Can’t Be Guaranteed in Data Release

In light of the court ordered data release of Ohio public school student’s private educational information, it is important for parents to understand that leaving off student name, address, and social security number from a datafile does not mean that your child’s identity will remain anonymous.

Joy Pullman of the Heartland Institute discusses this issue with Richard Innis, educational analyst with the Bluegrass Institute, as they explore data privacy concerns with the extensive student data-tracking […]

Court Orders Data Release of Ohio Public School Students’ Educational Information

Ohio parents are receiving a notice from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and their local school districts indicating that student privacy rights are being waived as part of a court ordered data release connected to an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO).

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to release the educational information of ALL Ohio public school students registered for […]

By |August 29th, 2014|All Posts, News|2 Comments

Public Polling and Statehouse Activity All Point To Rough Waters Ahead for Common Core

The 46th annual PDK International/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released last week, and for Common Core opponents, there’s good news – your message is resonating.  Here are some key findings from the poll:

In 2013, the PDK/Galllup poll found that 62% of Americans had never heard of Common Core.  But in 2014, 81% of Americans had heard about Common Core, with 47% indicating they know “a great deal or […]

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to Speak at We the People Convention

We the People Convention has announced that Congressman Jim Jordan will speak at this year’s event.  Jordan hails from Champaign County and proudly serves the 4th District in north west and north central Ohio.

Representative Jordan is considered one of the more conservative members of Congress standing as a strong advocate of the taxpayer through his opposition to tax increases and by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse.  Jordan serves on the House Oversight and […]

Concerned Parents Take Note: Student Privacy Measures in Education MBR Need Review

In June, the state legislature passed and Governor Kasich signed into law HB 487, the mid-         
biennium budget review for education.  We were told by the press and by our state legislators that the bill would address many issues Common Core opponents have raised, including privacy concerns over the collection and sharing of student data.

A June 3rd Gongwer report outlined the ways in which HB 487 would protect student privacy:

Prohibits collection of […]

BIG NEWS-Ohio Forges A New Path Towards Repeal!

Today, Speaker Pro Tempore, Matt Huffman outlined a path to prioritize legislation he has jointly sponsored with Representative Andy Thompson that will advance and expedite Ohio’s Common Core repeal effort.Representative Huffman described a course of action in the next few weeks that will include:Introduction of new repeal legislation that builds upon Sub HB237 and incorporates solutions to address the complexities of repeal experienced by other statesAssignment of the legislation to the Rules and Reference Committee under the direction […]

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By |July 28th, 2014|All Posts, News|0 Comments

Phil Gramm Advocates for Tried and True Policy of Health-Care Freedom

Ohio Project volunteers will enjoy reading Phil Gramm’s July 24th editorial in the Wall Street Journal.  Mr. Gramm offers Republicans a strategy for defeating Obamacare, one that Ohioans know is popular with a wide sector of the population – allowing people to choose (or not to choose) their own health-care coverage.  Gramm writes,
“…there is one unifying principle that Republicans can and should rally around now:  the right of American families to choose their own […]

Appeals Court Ruling Exposes the Lie of the Affordable Care Act

Liberty-minded folks should take heart that the fight against Obamacare and for health care freedom is far from over.  Two conflicting appeals court rulings were handed down today which show that the Affordable Care Act is not settled law by any stretch of the imagination.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the tax subsidies which make the insurance premiums on the Obamacare exchanges affordable to average […]

Frederick Douglass Assembly for Truth, Justice, and Equality

Please join The Frederick Douglas Foundation on August 28th at the
Frederick Douglass Assembly for Truth, Justice, and Equality
The Word Mega Plex Auditorium
18909 South Miles Road

Warrensville Heights
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  
Food, Music, Entertainment, and Enlightenment
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
The Frederick Douglass Foundation, along with several local grass roots organizations in the Cleveland area, is sponsoring the Frederick Douglass Assembly for Truth, Justice, and Equality as a celebration of the life and wisdom of Frederick Douglass.  The Foundation needs your help to […]

Kasich’s Job Creation Record Seen in a Different Light

Jason Hart of Media Trackers shows us that a picture’s worth a thousand words in his recent tweet.  Hart provides a chart which juxtaposes Governor Kasich’s net job creation record with his Obamacare Medicaid expansion enrollment.

 

Numbers don’t lie.  It looks like the Governor has been more successful increasing government dependency than he has been at setting Ohioans on the course to financial independence.

Ohio Medicaid has released its June 2014 caseload report which informs us […]

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