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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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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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Common Core 101 – Full Presentations

Common Core 101 – Full Presentations

Dear Friends – It is critical that you watch and share these videos. We are so fortunate to have had the privilege of hosting presenters of such caliber with hearts for our shared cause. Please share and help educate fellow Ohioans on the dangers inherent to an education system that serves bureaucrats and cronies, not […]

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Local Control? ODE Warns Districts Against Opting Out

Local Control? ODE Warns Districts Against Opting Out

We’ve been told ad nauseam that Ohio is a local control state and that we are nothing more than Common Core Chicken Littles donning tin foil hats. This false pretense is confirmed in a letter received from the Ohio Department of Education. Seems opting for local control is not only impractical but fiscally and operationally prohibitive. The Ontario Public School District […]

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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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600+ Ohioans Refuse To Be Dissuaded! – Corrected 11/25*

600+ Ohioans Refuse To Be Dissuaded! – Corrected 11/25*

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stebelton’s behavior is nothing new…and nothing we won’t overcome 1) The Common Core Train has left the station – March 2) Three state-wide forums draw 1,000+ concerned Ohioans – April 3) Budget vote on House floor – PARCC reference removed – May 4) Rep. Stebelton insults our concerns with a “dog & pony show” hearing […]

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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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SECOND HEARING FOR HB237 SET!

SECOND HEARING FOR HB237 SET!

| November 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

SECOND HEARING TO REPEAL COMMON CORE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH – 5:00PM STATEHOUSE-ROOM 313 (same room as first hearing) Atrium with video has been requested for overflow Representative Thompson believes the primary reason HB237 is receiving a second hearing is the overwhelming support and turnout at the sponsor testimony. Our record turnout put an end to […]

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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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Stebelton Jumps the Shark and Leaves Town

Stebelton Jumps the Shark and Leaves Town

So after six months of pressuring Chairman Stebelton to allow our side a hearing on Common Core and Rep. Thompson introducing a Repeal Bill, the Chairman hosted a briefing for reporters to go on record against the bill PRECEDING THE SPONSOR TESTIMONY! This is not just void of protocol, it is void of character. (H/T […]

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