Hearings to start today to repeal Common Core standards in Ohio

Aug 18, 2014 by

The state lawmakers will begin hearings today on legislation to repeal Common Core standards being implemented in Ohio schools.

The Ohio House’s Rules and Reference Committee has scheduled sessions on today, Tuesday and Wednesday to hear from individuals and groups that support the repeal effort.

Today’s hearing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in Room 313 and will include comments from Reps. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, and Andy Thompson, R-Marietta, the primary sponsors of the legislation.

Additional hearings are set for Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and after 5 p.m. and Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m.

All three days are slated for “proponent testimony.”

Carolyn Best, a spokeswoman for the Ohio House Republican Caucus, said additional hearings are being considered for those who oppose the repeal legislation.

HB 597, which seeks “to repeal and replace the Common Core initiative academic standards and related assessment system,” remains placeholder legislation, with Huffman and Thompson planning to amend potential law changes.

As of Friday, the bill included a short paragraph outlining the ultimate goal — to rescind Common Core standards for language arts and mathematics and “replace them with academic content standards that have been proven and tested and will ensure the maintenance of local control over the implementation and use of the standards.”

Thompson earlier introduced a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Ohio, prohibit the state board of education from using assessments based on those standards and block the dissemination of certain student data to the federal government.

via Hearings to start today to repeal Common Core standards in Ohio – Alliance Review | Stark, Portage & Mahoning, OH.

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