-If the Columbus cronies have their way, this may be your only chance to have your voice heard-
CALLING ALL CONCERNED OHIO PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, GRANDPARENTS & CITIZENS!
PLEASE SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HB237 – HELP REPEAL COMMON CORE IN OHIO!
The notice below was released yesterday, yes on a Saturday, in response to the pressure bearing down on the Chairman. This is not a sincere offer, it’s a ruse. The Chairman has full authority to change the hearing for HB237 to PROPONENT ONLY (Repeal Bill Supporters) as was promised to Rep. Thompson, but he refuses to honor the commitment. Remember the May 14th “dog and pony show” hearing that Stebelton scheduled in response to the growing outrage over Common Core? Recall how he hand picked four Common Core cheerleaders to come and speak but NO dissenting voices or public comment was permitted? They’ve had three plus years to make their case in public but chose not to. How dare they say we must now share our hearing with their cronies.
FROM SATURDAY’S MEMO
Based on the level of interest in H.B. 237, we expect to spend a considerable amount of time on the evening of November 20 hearing from witnesses. We are working to accommodate all witness testimony. Your assistance is needed to help this important hearing go smoothly.
– We request all testimony and a completed Witness Form be submitted to Chairman Stebelton’s office by 5 P.M. on Monday, November 18, and should be submitted as two separate documents to: Trint.Hatt@ohiohouse.gov
–The Chairman’s office will provide the necessary copies of testimony to committee members for all testimony submitted by 5 P.M., Monday, November 18, 2013
NEXT INSTRUCTION IS HOW EACH OF US CAN HELP REPEAL COMMON CORE – EVERYONE AGES 5 to 105 SHOULD SUBMIT TESTIMONY. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LENGTHY OR PROFESSIONAL
JUST REAL PARENTS-REAL STUDENTS-REAL TEACHERS-SHARING THEIR STORIES AND CONCERNS
We know that not everyone who would like to testify on H.B. 237 will be able to travel to Columbus for the hearing. We invite anyone who wishes to have their voice heard to submit “written-only” testimony to Trint.Hatt@ohiohouse.gov Please indicate you are submitting written-only testimony in the subject line of the e-mail. All written-only testimony will be provided to members of the Education Committee and be part of the official committee record.
PLEASE INCLUDE firstname.lastname@example.org IN THE CC FIELD OF YOUR EMAIL SUBMISSION. We will ensure that the committee members do in fact receive a copy of all testimony. Testimony header should include Date, Name, Address, HB237 Proponent (Supporter) and note Written-Only….the clock’s ticking, start writing now – thank you!