Looks like Ohio schools are still stuck with the Common Core, at least for the time being. Bills to block the Common Core have fizzled out in the state legislature. With the end of the year fast approaching, we can expect no further action to be taken this year. However, the fight to remove the Common Core from Ohio schools appears to be far from over, and there is a strong likelihood that it will be a hot topic in the Ohio state legislature again next year:
“Repeal will be high on the agenda next year,” said State Rep. Andy Thompson, a Marietta Republican and sponsor of House Bill 597,which would have killed the Common Core for the state. “Count on it.”
Last week, Ohio State Rep. John Adams tried to insert a repeal of the common core into a bill regarding high school world history course in Ohio schools. The problem? A technicality. The Adams was looking to amend a bill that had been previously amended.
The Common Core isn’t the only problem for many Ohioans, Governor John Kasich has demonstrated callousness toward the concerns of his constituents. Ohioans Against Common Core remarked about a snippy quote from Kasich about how the Common Core affects children in Ohio schools:
“Is the test good? Well, I don’t know. We’ve delayed for a year the penalty, and if the test is goofy, we’ll just throw the test out. I think we have too many tests.”
The uprising against the Common Core will be a serious legislative issue in 2015 until the federal initiative is finally removed from Ohio schools.
With serious questions arising about how Common Core is data mining our children, southern states are preparing to back out. Here at Take Back Your Classrooms, we are going to give people a nonpartisan perspective on this educational crisis, and hopefully a way out. If enough of us make noise, at the right time, to the right people, then I believe that we can force our lawmakers to remove this cancer from our children’s lives. Join us, and let’s take back our classrooms!