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 […]

Documents of Freedom: New Online Civics Course

A column by Eugene Volokh in the Washington Post announces that the Bill of Rights Institute has developed a free on-line civics course titled Documents of Freedom.  The course covers history, government, and economics.

Volokh writes,
“The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as federalism, […]

By |August 26th, 2014|News|0 Comments

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 […]

Let Leadership Institute Help You Make an Impact in Ohio

We the People Convention is shaping up to be a valuable opportunity to those interested in making a difference in the election process.  We the People is teaming up with the Leadership Institute to offer training for the various campaign roles necessary to support a successful candidacy.

Leadership Institute has been training conservative leaders since 1979 in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications.  The Institute has trained more than 155,000 citizens and is […]

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

Hundreds Attend Statewide OLC Meeting – Pictures

Hundreds gathered near Columbus on Saturday, July 26th, for Ohio Liberty Coalition’s statewide meeting “Reload 4 Liberty 2014.” It was an action packed event featuring speakers on a wide array of topics.

Kicking off the meeting, Ohio Liberty Coalition President, Glenn Newman said,
“The Mission Statement of the Ohio Liberty Coalition is to unite, inform, and empower Ohio freedom-loving groups and citizens to affect policy in favor of liberty…Today you are going to hear from a […]

By |July 28th, 2014|News|7 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 […]

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