Ohio lawmakers begin Common Core repeal hearings next week

Aug 17, 2014 by


Columbus — The state lawmakers will begin hearings Monday (Aug. 18) on legislation to repeal Common Core standards being implemented in Ohio schools.

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

Monday’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 9-11 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, Aug. 15, 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.”

via Ohio lawmakers begin Common Core repeal hearings next week – The Gateway News | Streetsboro, Ohio.

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