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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tea Party’s Strength in Southwest Ohio Turning Heads

Despite a couple of quotes likening the tea party to a sleeper cell and a bad cholesterol reading, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes a nice piece about the tea party’s strength in Southwest Ohio with some quotes from some familiar liberty group members.

The Enquirer mentions two recent tea party wins – in Warren county where 12 of the 13 GOP leadership positions went to the tea party and in Clermont county where all six of […]

Common Core Repeal Picking Up Steam Nationwide

Louisiana joins Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma as the fourth state to pull out of the Common Core Standards.  Governor Bobby Jindal notified the creators and copyright holders of the Standards, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), of Louisiana’s withdrawal from Common Core, and he ordered the state’s Department of Education and the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) to develop new standards for the […]

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