A primary concern of Common Core opponents is the collection of private student information in a statewide longitudinal database and the sharing of the data between local, state, and federal governments as well as with hired contractors of these agencies. To allay concerns expressed by many Ohioans over this unprecedented access to student performance and demographic data, Representative Andrew Brenner introduced and the Ohio House passed HB 181, the Student Data Accountability Act. After […]
Federal law calls for the President to submit a new federal budget on the first Monday in February. President Obama has missed this deadline for all but one year that he has been in office and the 2015 budget will be no exception.
Bloomberg reports the federal budget will be released in two phases this year. The first phase – a summary by department and agency with some spending detail – will be released March […]
According to recent polling, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Congress now has an approval rating of only 12.9% and people are leaving the political parties in droves. As liberty-minded individuals, we often concern ourselves with the “unintended consequences” of government policy on the lives of citizens. When
Media Trackers reports on the activities of Washington County Commissioners Ron Feather and David White both of whom were elected to office in 2012 by conservatives. The two men have been working to put the county’s finances in order after the previous commissioners had allowed the county’s deficit to ballon to almost $1.5 million.
As part of their cost-cutting activities, Commissioners Feather and White have decided not to reappoint County Administrator Paul Cunningham as they […]
Governor Kasich will give his annual “State of the State” address in Medina, Ohio this Monday. Members of the Portage County Tea Party have organized a rally outside the event to let the governor know how they feel about his pro big government policies:
Implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion
Cementing federal control of our schools through Common Core
Proposing a fracking tax
Instituting a phony income tax cut by raising the sales tax
Using taxpayer dollars to subsidize business with […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2014
CONTACT: Tom Zawistowski
MEDIA NOTES: PDF Copy of Letter and ONG Documents Attached
Akron, OH: We the People Convention President, Tom Zawistowski, sent a letter today to Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan demanding an immediate investigation into what he called “an even more onerous type of targeting” of TEA Party Groups by the Federal Governement. The letter was sent after a story appeared today on the Ohio media website, www.Mediatrackers.org, […]
The New American reports that things are heating up in New York state. Parents, teachers and lawmakers are coming together in defense of the children to end what NY State Assemblyman Al Graf refers to as “state-sponsored child abuse.” To what does Mr. Graf refer? None other than the Common Core standards.
While most Ohio schools are experiencing the first of the Common Core curriculum changes this year, New York students have already had a […]
Ideastream reports Governor Kasich kicked off his re-election campaign with a speech before the Ohio Newspaper Association. The Governor covered a multitude of topics and was asked about his relationship with the tea party, a group, it was noted, that has given him trouble in the past over such issues as Medicaid expansion. Ideastream explained Kasich “told the Ohio Newspaper Association that he and tea party members share many of the same concerns, such as […]
Northeast Suburban Life, a community newspaper of the Cincinnati Enquirer, ran a guest column titled, “Tea party activists want to control local school boards,” but after closer scrutiny a more apt title would be, “Organizing for America activist opposed to tea party membership on school boards.”
Richard Schwab, former administrator at Cincinnati Country Day School and founder of Glendale Organizing for America, writes that while tea party candidates were not successful in their bids for […]
HB 413 Uses Controlling Board to Shut Statehouse Doors to Accountability & Public Debate on State Achievement Tests
It appears representative government has become a bit inconvenient for our Governor and statehouse leaders. In October, Governor Kasich bypassed the state legislature and went through the Controlling Board to expand Medicaid while House Speaker Bill Batchelder and Senate President Keith Faber all too willingly obliged. We have heard General Assembly members express concern over this skirting of the peoples’ house, but it may just be a lot of lip service to old fashioned […]