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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kasich Struggles with Conflicting Positions and Images

Governor Kasich got himself into a little hot water over comments he made about Obamacare and Medicaid expansion to the AP.

Kasich told the AP that he did not think repeal was going to happen because “political or ideological” opposition does not “hold water” against “real improvements in peoples’ lives.”

The AP thought Kasich meant opposition to Obamacare would not “hold water,” but Kasich’s staff claims the Governor meant opposition to Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

The Washington Post […]

71% of Obamacare Enrollment is Medicaid expansion

The numbers aren’t looking good for Obamacare. The Daily Signal reviewed the enrollment figures for the first half of 2014 and found that while 8,538,237 more people have health insurance since Obamacare went live, 71% of that growth in coverage was from Medicaid expansion.

Here is the breakdown of the numbers:

6,254,564 people purchased an individual market insurance plan either through the Obamacare exchanges or the private market.

But the growth in the individual market was offset […]

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 […]

Judicial Watch Claim: Obama considering plan to bring non-US Ebola victims to US for treatment

Today the Drudge Report linked to a story by Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner.  Bedard reports that Judicial Watch, a public watchdog group, claims President Obama is “actively formulating plans” to bring non-Americans with Ebola to the United States for treatment.

Bedard provides the following quotes from Judicial Watch:

“Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.”

“The plans include special waivers […]

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 […]

Northeast Ohio Congressional Candidates Give Their Positions on Obamacare

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has prepared a voter guide for Northeast Ohio, and in doing so, asked a question we are all curious about: where do congressional candidates stand on the straight repeal of Obamacare.

The Plain Dealer provides the congressional candidates’ unedited responses in its article as well as a link to the Cleveland Plain Dealers’ Northeast Ohio voter guide.

Question:
“Do you favor or oppose a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), […]

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