Ohio legislators try to repeal Common Core State Standards

Friday, August 2, 2013

Just weeks before Ohio children return to school, conservative lawmakers introduced a last-minute bill yesterday to block new and more-rigorous curriculum guidelines championed by governors and education leaders.

Opponents of the Common Core standards hope to throw the brakes on what they fear is a federal takeover of education. Rep. Andrew Thompson, R-Marietta, said local districts and state leaders should be the ones deciding what’s best for Ohio students.

“I’m not sure the Common Core standards are that great,” he said. “Beyond that, I don’t think Ohio is just like California or just like Montana.”

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