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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Governor Kasich is at it again – trying to divorce Medicaid expansion from Obamacare. But Media Trackers isn’t going to let him get away with it. In their recent article, “Why Does John Kasich Keep Lying about Obamacare,” Media Trackers highlights a January 23rd interview Governor Kasich did with radio host Bill Cunningham.
Cunningham asked Kasich why he “decided to sign onto Medicaid with Obamacare.” Kasich replied,
“Well, first of all, this has nothing to do […]
The Anderson Tea Party encourages all OLC members to email 55 KRC to ask the radio station to host Heidi Huber and Thea Shoemake to discuss Common Core repeal. Heidi and Thea are working to expose the efforts of some Republican state legislators who have introduced meaningless legislation purportedly aimed at stopping Common Core, but in reality serving only as a distraction from important opposition efforts.
Emails should be sent to Brian Thomas’ programmer Joe […]