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Common Core Battle Brews in Statehouse

 
Common Core Battle Brews in Statehouse
Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 10:23am

Three days of hearings on a bill to repeal Common Core education standards are set to begin on Monday at the Ohio Statehouse.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Matt Huffman of Lima and Rep. Andy Thompson of Marietta, would overturn the standards that were put in place in 2010. Both men say they've heard from a lot of teachers and parents that are upset about the standards.

School districts across the state are working to implement the standards. Common Core has the support of teachers' unions and community and business groups.

The Ohio Federation of Teachers has said repeal would create chaos for school districts.

She says the standards are a good thing and she wants to see them stay in place.

Cropper feels there is a lot of bad information out there about Common Core. She encourages people to read the standards for themselves and suggests parents take any concerns directly to teachers.

Many opponents of Common Core are upset about what they see as a loss of local control over schools. Cropper says local schools still control the curriculum, the teaching style, and resources used. Huber disagrees.

Huber says opponents of Common Core aren't going away and won't back down on their efforts to get it repealed.

 

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