Tag: Andy Thompson

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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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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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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IT’S OFFICIAL! REPEAL BILL HB237

IT’S OFFICIAL! REPEAL BILL HB237

It’s official! Rep. Andy Thompson introduced the Common Core Repeal Bill today, HB 237.  The bill would halt implementation of Common Core academic standards in the state of Ohio and prohibit the state from using the PARRC assessments or any other assessments connected with Common Core.  Additionally, the bill prohibits the sharing of private student […]

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