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

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), […]

Voter Guides for November 4th General Election

Here is a list of voter guides which you may find helpful as you prepare to vote in the November 4th general election. This list is by no means complete for the entire state.  If you know of other guides, please comment below.

Statewide Guides
Ohio Citizens PAC
Buckeye Firearms
Ohio Right to Life
The New American Freedom Index
Hamilton County
Hamilton County Liberty Alliance Tea Party has put out a message concerning tax levies on the ballot.  See […]

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 […]

Obamacare Trainwreck Hits Walmart

The Obamacare express has taken out its newest victims – this time Walmart employees working less than 30 hours per week. Forbes reports that Walmart will eliminate employer-sponsored health care benefits for 1.2 million workers that fall into this category.

Walmart wrote in a blog post announcing the decision,
“Anyone who has been following the news for the last several years knows that health care is a major topic of debate. From doctors’ visits and prescriptions to […]

School District Votes to Opt Out Students from Common Core Testing

Local control of schools is alive and well, but you need to go to Colorado Springs to get it.  KOAA NBC 5 reports that Colorado Springs School District 11 has voted to seek approval from the Colorado State Board of Education to opt its 30,0000 students out of Common Core standardized testing.  In lieu of testing all students, the District has proposed to test a random sample of students – enough to meet the […]

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