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House Committee Begins Hearings On Common Core Repeal Bill

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This bill is before the Rules Committee, not the Education Committee, where Republican chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster halted a similar measure last fall.
9:46AM
August
18, 2014

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards now being phased in in Ohio.

Ohio Republicans Renew Push To Repeal Common Core

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The bill from Republican State Rep. Andy Thompson would repeal the standards and replace them with new provisions based on educational benchmarks used in Massachusetts.
9:01AM
July
29, 2014

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.

Voucher Scalebacks Fail To Win Public School Endorsement

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The Ohio Education Association opposes all vouchers, saying they divert money from public school that educate an overwhelming majority of students.
8:31AM
December 13, 2011

Public schools have denounced a plan to expand private school vouchers. Now the state’s largest teacher union says a plan to scale back that expansion doesn’t go far enough.

Voucher Bill Being Scaled Back

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Rep. Representative Matt Huffman's new legislation will reportedly include lower income requirements for students and a cap for the amount of tax revenue public districts could lose.
10:41AM
December 9, 2011

The decision comes after Rep. Matt Huffman took criticism from public school districts and their allies.