Ohio Citizens PAC Endorsements

Ohio Citizens PAC gave its endorsement to candidates for the November election. Cincinnati Tea Party fully supports the efforts of Tom Z and the Ohio Citizens PAC.  The endorsements are posted on their website at http://ohiocitizenspac.forohio.com/.   The site has a PDF printable version.

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Sorry GovernorGovernor Kasich is coming to West Chester on Monday, October 13 for a campaign stop.  I have gotten word that there plans to be a protest of this event, asking the Governor to clarify his position on Common Core.

Over the weekend, the Governor was on a Sunday show with WHIO in Columbus.  He was asked, if he supported the repeal of Common Core.  Again Governor Kasich didn’t answer the question and moved to his canned comments on ‘Higher Standards’.

I wrote a piece yesterday giving detailed explanation why Common Core are not the higher standards that Ohioans should be embracing.  Please read and share this article.

The Governor will be in West Chester on Monday.  If you want to join the protest and ask the Governor why he isn’t taking a stand on Common Core, join us.

Governor Kasich in West Chester

Monday, October 13, 2014
Protest Begins at 4:45

Doors for the event open 5:15 pm
Event Begins 5:45 pm

Ronald Reagan Lodge at Voice of America
7850 VOA Park Dr.
West Chester, Ohio 45069

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thFinally there is an aspect of Common Core that we can all agree on – there is far too much standardized testing. In response to the overwhelming cry from parents, teachers, and administrators, Representatives Anne Gonzales and Andrew Brenner sponsored a bill to reduce the number of hours Ohio students can spend on state achievement testing and graduation testing to four hours per student per school year. The bill affects the PARCC tests which measure […]

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