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PARCC Pause Bill Filed – HB138

PARCC Pause Bill Filed – HB138

The unanimous passage of HB7 confirmed that the legislature is hearing the concerns of Ohio parents, teachers and administrators regarding PARCC’s validity and reliability. The high level of opt outs within many districts also draws into question the use of these compromised scores as a factor for any component of a district’s report card or as a […]

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Does the OSBA Represent Local Boards or Special Interests?

Does the OSBA Represent Local Boards or Special Interests?

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) has made no secret of their opposition to HB597, the Common Core Repeal and Replace bill, a bill that would begin to restore local control. This comes as no surprise given the money funneled from the national association via the Gates Foundation, which no doubt inspired their testimony before the […]

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Just Standards…Yeah Right

Just Standards…Yeah Right

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Pioneer Institute ~ Ohio’s HB597 Smart Exit Strategy

Pioneer Institute ~ Ohio’s HB597 Smart Exit Strategy

We Now Have a Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core Pioneer Institute, an independent think tank from Boston, has lead the charge on research related to Common Core and its progeny. Their research is impeccable, resulting in numerous articles and White Papers that serve as highly respected reference sources for state level repeal efforts and […]

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REVISED HEARING SCHEDULE! WE NEED YOU THERE!

REVISED HEARING SCHEDULE! WE NEED YOU THERE!

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUGHT FOR – NOW WE NEED TO TURN OUT! MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm* – Ohio Statehouse, Rm 313  Hearing will begin with Rep. Thompson’s Sponsor Testimony which will be followed by supporting testimony of Ohio students, parents, teachers and local school board members. *Hearing will […]

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Bring Your Legislator to Class Day

Bring Your Legislator to Class Day

COMMON CORE FORUM Bring Your Legislator to Class Day Common Core 101 Wednesday – APRIL 9th – 6:00 to 9:00 pm Capitol Theatre – 77 S. High Street – Directions  Common Core is a fundamental change in education for every child in Ohio, yet it was never put through the legislative process. Why are legislators […]

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The False Claim of Sub Bill 181 – House Votes to Perpetuate Ruse

The False Claim of Sub Bill 181 – House Votes to Perpetuate Ruse

| December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

On December 11th, the Ohio House voted to advance Rep. Brenner’s Sub Bill 181 and send it over to the Senate. Rep. Brenner along with every member of the House Education Committee received a copy of the testimony linked below along with a highlighted copy of Ohio’s MOU with PARCC and PARCC’s Cooperative Agreement with […]

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SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY BY MONDAY AT 5:00PM!

SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY BY MONDAY AT 5:00PM!

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

-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 […]

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URGENT! STEBELTON’S CONTEMPT FOR US CONTINUES

URGENT! STEBELTON’S CONTEMPT FOR US CONTINUES

| November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

CALLS NEEDED NOW! After months of being jerked around, Rep. Thompson was promised a Proponent Only hearing from House leadership for HB237. BUT CHAIRMAN STEBELTON HAS RELEASED THE CMTE NOTICE AND IS ALLOWING FOR ALL TESTIMONY! THIS WILL GREATLY REDUCE OUR EXPERT WITNESSES’ TESTIMONY TIME, POSSIBLY SQUEEZING IT OUT ENTIRELY! Evidently he is so fearful of […]

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Connecting the Common Core Dots

Connecting the Common Core Dots

George Will Connects the Dots… Originally Posted at Education Freedom Ohio  November 11, 2013 Compartmentalization can be an extremely useful, and even necessary skill in certain situations.  That said, one can compartmentalize to a fault…especially in the political realm, and when compartmentalization becomes a standard practice vs. a strategic one, it leads to tunnel vision […]

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