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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phone Calls Needed Today: Common Core Repeal Bill Set for Committee Vote

Gongwer News Service reports that the House Rules and Reference Committee will vote on Wednesday November 5th at 1:30 PM on whether to move the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 out of committee.
Your support is needed today to ensure that Republican committee members understand the importance of moving the Common Core repeal bill to the full House.  Please call the following committee members TODAY and tell them to vote “Yes” on reporting HB […]

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Having Taken Control of Primary & Secondary Education, Feds Working to Control Preschool Too

The American Principles Project (APP) tells us about the latest federal education grant, the Preschool Development Grant, which may do for preschool what Race to the Top (RTT) did for primary and secondary education — Common Core-ize it. Like RTT, the Preschool Development Grant is a competitive grant program which awards points for various criteria. RTT awarded points for adopting “college and career ready” education standards.  APP explains the Preschool Development Grant awards points for,
“‘the […]

Student-led Repeal Common Core Rally in Westerville

Students from Westerville North High School have organized a rally to repeal the Common Core State Standards.
Student-led Repeal Common Core Rally
Saturday October 18th, 12 PM – 2 PM
American Legion
393 East College Avenue
Westerville, Ohio
The rally notice reads as follows:

“Students from Westerville North High School have organized a rally to repeal the Common Core State Standards. Please make time to come out to the rally this weekend and support our local students!

Speakers will include both conservative […]

Common Core Protestors In Lorain County Get Their Message Across to Kasich

Common Core opponents are making some noise and getting noticed – so much so that Governor Kasich felt compelled to address his position on Common Core at a campaign stop in Lorain County.

The Toledo Blade reports that Governor Kasich noticed “a handful of sign-carrying protestors outside the windows” and responded as follows,
“The high standards that have been set were set by experts across the country, not in Washington.”

“These are people who understand educational standards, […]

Local Control of Schools Not Possible Without Independent-minded School Board Members

The education establishment is battening up the hatches to quell Common Core repeal.

The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), the Ohio Association of School Board Officials (OASBO), and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) sent a notice to members informing them of the October 14th hearing on the Common Core repeal bill HB 597. See notice HERE.

The notice is written under the assumption that its recipients – school board members and school administrators – […]

Hearing Time Set for Common Core Repeal Bill

The Ohio House Rules and Reference Committee will hear proponent testimony on HB 597, a Common Core repeal bill, on Tuesday October 14th at 6 PM in Room 313 of the Statehouse.

Reps. Matt Huffman and Andy Thompson indicated previously that the focus of this hearing would be on current Ohio school teachers.

If you are a school teacher opposed to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and its related assessment system and would like to testify […]

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