PARCC can’t explain how they derived test scoring levels

PARCC_LOGOLast week the cut scores for Ohio’s 2014-15 PARCC assessments were announced. While many articles have focused on the different PARCC scoring levels selected in Ohio as compared to other states like Illinois and New York, all have ignored the most fundamental question of all: “What academic expectations are these cut scores based upon?” Parents and teachers automatically presume that there must be some academic correlation between the cut scores released in Ohio and surrounding […]

If we split, we lose – Would you be willing to unite behind one candidate?

Q1_TOTAL_SEPAlmost 60 Ohio conservative groups have been participating in a program that allows their members to talk to each other regarding the subject of “Uniting around one candidate”. Although the Primary election is still months away,  Ohios conservatives understand if they don’t unite,  their split vote will allow the establishment candidate to walk away with an easy win. The ongoing survey conducted by Ohio Conservatives United (OCU) is the vehicle for generating the discussion. With […]

Your County Central Committee representatives, who are they

Meeting_44588216_sFor the last few months,  the folks at the Ohio Precinct Project have been traveling around Ohio, conducting regional workshops on the importance of the county central committee, and what you need to do to run for your central committee. Central Committee is the single most important job in the party, as the entire party foundation is built on this neighborhood party representative. I’ve stated at many meetings; “If you’re a liberty minded person who […]

3 ISSUES … How Do You Vote?

DistrictMapSenateA Printable PDF Overview is available at the end of this article Issue 1   Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment The Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment, Issue 1 is on the November 3, 2015 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create a bipartisan redistricting commission, the Ohio Redistricting Commission, to draw state legislative districts. The measure would also establish new requirements for district standards. The Ohio Redistricting […]

Are you considering a run for Ohio Senate

DistrictMapSenateAccording to Your Name On the Ballot,  there are 16 Ohio Senate seats (even number districts) up for grabs in the 2016 elections. There are 33 Senate districts in Ohio, with 4 year terms. Odd number districts are voted on in Governor election years (2014, 2018, 2022, etc). Even number districts are voted on in Presidential election years (2016, 2020, 2024, etc) To get your name on a party ballot, you must fill out the […]