Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Lawmaker Moves To Repeal Common Core Education Standards
A Republican state lawmaker is trying to force through an Ohio bill repealing Common Core public education standards.
State Rep. John Adams, of Sidney, says he’s working to collect the 50 signatures needed on a discharge petition to circumvent a committee vote and send the bill directly to the floor. Adams says the House Education Committee gave the bill only two hearings. It’s been stalled since November.
Adams announced the effort as a House vote on a separate education-related bill stalled Wednesday.
The influential Ohio Business Roundtable appealed to the House in October to kill or sideline the repeal. The group deemed Common Core standards reasonable, flexible and necessary to help Ohio and America compete.
Critics worry the standards could limit academic freedom and increase the federal government’s education role.