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Opponents Of Common Core Make Their Case For Repeal In Legislative Hearing

Three days of hearings opened Monday on a bill that would repeal the set of education standards known as the Common Core. House Bill 597 was introduced over the summer by Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta). A previous bill to repeal the standards – House Bill 237, [...]

Ohio House Republicans Lead New Charge to Repeal Common Core

The Ohio Channel School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards, and the bill could be on the fast track to the House floor. Republican State Rep. [...]

Will Ohio Join Indiana in Leaving the Common Core?

Jenlight / Flickr Last year, Republican State Rep. Andy Thompson of Marietta introduced House Bill 237 that would stop Ohio from implementing the new set of learning expectations for K-12 students in math and English known as the Common Core. And after learning of Indiana’s decision to drop the standards, Thompson questions whether the move [...]

Core Questions: What Happens to Schools Teaching to Common Core if Ohio Repeals New Standards?

StateIm­pact is answering reader-submitted questions about the Common Core, a new set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do in math and English at each grade level. Ohio is one of 45 states that have fully adopted the Common Core. Today, we answer a Core Question from an audience member at the WVIZ/PBS ideastream Education panel discussion on the Common [...]

OFT President Says Teachers Are Still Adjusting to the Common Core

WORLD BANK PHOTO COLLECTION / FLICKR One of the biggest criticisms of Ohio’s education standards has been that they didn’t do a good enough job in preparing kids for college or a career. The Common Core, a new set of expectations about what K through 12 students should know in math and English, is supposed [...]

Common Core Hearing Draws a Big Crowd

Ohio’s new “Common Core” reading and math standards only went into effect this school year, but one legislator isn’t a fan. Rep. Andy Thompson is calling for the repeal of the Common Core. The first hearing for House Bill 237 was held on Wednesday. More than 130 people crammed into the hearing room, including Vivian [...]

See How Quickly the Common Core Debate Has Shifted in Ohio

Some schools are already teaching the Common Core curriculum, and using Common Core text books like this one.

Just a few months ago, there wasn’t much public controversy surrounding the new academic standards Ohio is rolling out in its public schools. Seemingly every big player in state education policy supported the Common Core standards. The teachers unions, school administrators, PTA and department of education all agreed that new standards were a good idea. [...]

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