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What Ohio Anti-Common Core Bill HB 237 Means for Ohio Schools

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Ohio House Bill 237 would void the Ohio Board of Education’s adoption of the Common Core, a new set of standards for what students should know and be able to do in math and English adopted by Ohio and 44 other states.

Th bill would also bar the Ohio Department of Education from implementing the Common Core and bar Ohio from using Common Core-aligned standardized tests.

In addition, the bill would set new rules about how Ohio adopts state standards and about how the state agencies shares student data.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican from southeastern Ohio, and co-sponsored by 13 other legislators, all Republicans.

Thompson told StateImpact Ohio the bill was a response to calls from constituents with a variety of concerns about the Common Core. He said those concerns included questions about the rigor of the standards, the role of the federal government in developing them and how new tests tied to the Common Core will affect students and schools.

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