In light of the court ordered data release of Ohio public school student’s private educational information, it is important for parents to understand that leaving off student name, address, and social security number from a datafile does not mean that your child’s identity will remain anonymous. Joy Pullman of the Heartland Institute discusses this issue with Richard Innis, educational analyst with the Bluegrass Institute, as they explore data privacy concerns with the extensive student data-tracking […]
Ohio parents are receiving a notice from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and their local school districts indicating that student privacy rights are being waived as part of a court ordered data release connected to an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to release the educational information of ALL Ohio public school students registered for […] Continue reading
The 46th annual PDK International/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released last week, and for Common Core opponents, there’s good news – your message is resonating. Here are some key findings from the poll: In 2013, the PDK/Galllup poll found that 62% of Americans had never heard of Common Core. But in 2014, 81% of Americans had heard about Common Core, with 47% indicating they know “a great deal or […] Continue reading
A column by Eugene Volokh in the Washington Post announces that the Bill of Rights Institute has developed a free on-line civics course titled Documents of Freedom. The course covers history, government, and economics. Volokh writes, “The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as […] Continue reading
We the People Convention has announced that Congressman Jim Jordan will speak at this year’s event. Jordan hails from Champaign County and proudly serves the 4th District in north west and north central Ohio. Representative Jordan is considered one of the more conservative members of Congress standing as a strong advocate of the taxpayer through his opposition to tax increases and by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse. Jordan serves on the House Oversight and […] Continue reading
HB597 Hearings – Round 2 Tuesday, August 26th – 9:00 to 11:00 am with afternoon session if needed – Statehouse, Room 313 Wednesday, August 27th – 9:00 to 11:00 am – Statehouse, Room 313 Updates available here This week’s hearings will include Proponent, Opponent and Interested Party testimony. Every parent and taxpayer should be aware […]
We the People Convention is shaping up to be a valuable opportunity to those interested in making a difference in the election process. We the People is teaming up with the Leadership Institute to offer training for the various campaign roles necessary to support a successful candidacy. Leadership Institute has been training conservative leaders since 1979 in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute has trained more than 155,000 citizens and is […] Continue reading
Please take a few moments to read some of the excellent testimonies at the Ohio HB597 hearing for the Repeal and Replacement of Common Core, available in the link below.
Also, read a teacher’s analysis about how Common Core lost the support of teachers here.
The suffering children.
The plan for failure.
Location location location.
Click here to read a recap and see pictures of the testimony for House Bill 597, repeal and replace of Common Core in Ohio. It was a great move in the right direction on Common Core. Encourage your State Reps and State Senators to support this bill.
There were dozens of amazing testimonies. Click here to read the testimonies.
Make plans to join us in Columbus!!!! HB 237 – the original bill to repeal Common Core – has been inexplicably stalled in the Education Committee for months on end, therefore, Rep. Andy Thompson will be giving his sponsor testimony … Continue reading