Common Core Repeal Update: Calls Needed

Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core has worked tirelessly fighting for Common Core repeal in Ohio. She was on Columbus radio, 610 WTVN, giving an update on the status of the repeal bill, HB 597.

Listen to the podcast HERE.

Huber covered the following points:

50 votes are needed to pass HB 597.  The sponsors are currently 10 votes shy.

It is hoped that Democrats will come on board as this is not a partisan issue. Huber […]

By |November 21st, 2014|All Posts|19 Comments

Proposed Limit to Testing in House Bill is Four Hours Per State Assessment

My previous post on the House bill which curbs standardized testing incorrectly stated that the bill would limit testing on state achievement and graduation tests to four hours per student per year.

The bill actually limits standardized testing to four hours per assessment per year.  The limit would go into effect for the 2015-16 school year.

The confusion stems from news reports which characterized the proposed testing limit as “four hours per student per year,” and […]

Ohio House Set to Take Action on Bill Which Limits Standardized Testing

See updated post.  Proposed testing limit in House Bill is actually four hours per assessment.

Finally there is an aspect of Common Core that we can all agree on – there is far too much standardized testing.

In response to the overwhelming cry from parents, teachers, and administrators, Representatives Anne Gonzales and Andrew Brenner sponsored a bill to reduce the number of hours Ohio students can spend on state achievement testing and graduation testing to four […]

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the stupidest man of all.”

Jonathan Gruber, the now notorious Obamacare architect, may just well be the most toxic man in America. He has managed to offend literally all of the American public by referring to the “stupidity of the American voter,” calling his countrymen “too stupid,” and claiming that we have a “lack of economic understanding.”

These comments and more were made in at least six video clips from various conferences during which Gruber explained the way Americans were […]

By |November 17th, 2014|All Posts|2 Comments

What Does College Credit Plus Mean for Taxpayers

Republicans in the General Assembly inserted in the mid biennium review bill, HB 487, a program which sounds like it could be connected to Common Core. The program, College Credit Plus (CCP), provides free full and part time college credit to public and private secondary school students who meet the admission requirements of a partnering college, usually a local community college.

What’s the connection with Common Core? Well, just look for the buzz words peppered […]

Ohio Student Data Privacy Violations Should Be Included in State Reporting

Rep. Andrew Brenner has introduced a bill to limit the time allotted for standardized testing in Ohio schools.  The bill has been amended to Substitute House Bill 228 to expedite the legislation for the lame duck session.

Since Race to the Top calls on states and school districts to work toward offering state achievement testing online in the future, HB 228 includes a provision requiring the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to submit a report to the Governor […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obamacare Subsidies

There’s hopeful news this week on the Obamacare front. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the tax subsidies that keep Obamacare afloat. The Court will review a ruling by a three judge panel of a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia which upheld IRS regulations that allow Obamacare tax subsidies in all 50 states.

Language in the ACA states that subsidies are available to individuals that enroll in an insurance plan […]

Common Core Repeal Bill Headed to Full House Vote

Tell your State Rep to vote to REPEAL Common Core in Ohio.  Find their phone number HERE.
Gongwer News Service reports the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 was voted out of committee yesteriday on a 7-2 vote with no amendments. All seven Republicans on the committee voted for moving the legislation while the only two Democrats in attendance dissented.

The bill is now set to go before the full House during the November lame duck […]

Kasich Earns “D” on CATO’s Fiscal Policy Report Card

The story goes when John Kasich served as U.S. House Budget Chairman back in the late 1990’s he kept the CATO Institute’s Handbook for Congress at his desk. Perhaps his thinking has changed since serving in Washington or perhaps the book was just there for show, but that same CATO Institute recently released its “Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2014″ and John Kasich earned a disappointing “D”.
The study looks at the effects […]

By |November 6th, 2014|All Posts|4 Comments

You are invited to Ohio Liberty Coalition’s Statewide Meeting, Sat Nov 15

THE PATRIOTS ARE COMING!
You are cordially invited
to the  Ohio Liberty Coalition’s
Statewide Meeting
Date:  Saturday, November 15th

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Place: The Hope Center of Marysville, 212 Chestnut St, Marysville, OH 43040

Are The Patriots Coming? You betcha! Mark your calendar for this opportunity to better equip your group with organizing and starting groups, increasing membership, making better use of social media, the power of a statewide PAC and learning what works with other groups. […]

By |November 5th, 2014|All Posts, Educational|1 Comment
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