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Latest Common Core Repeal Effort To Bypass Supporter
A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee.
That committee chair isnâ€™t happy about this new move.
House Education Committee Chair Gerald Stebelton called two hearings on the first Common Core repeal attempt by fellow Republican Andy Thompson of Marietta, but heâ€™s made his position clear.
â€œThe Common Core is not going to go away in Ohio,” Stebelton said earlier this year. “As long as Iâ€™m the chair of the House Education Committee, weâ€™re going to have Common Core.â€
Thompsonâ€™s new repeal bill will go through a different committee, chaired by the billâ€™s co-sponsor, House Speaker Pro Tem Matt Huffman of Lima. Stebelton says he thinks the repeal is â€œa misguided effort.â€
â€œI think itâ€™s an overreaction to a lot of very loud and shrill but very few proponents of dumping the Common Core standards,” Stebelton says.
And Stebelton says a billion state and federal dollars have already been spent on the Common Core initiative, and heâ€™s concerned that the federal government might want some of its money back.