Category Archives: News

Obamacare Enrollment Not As Reported by Obama Administration

thHow much more obfuscation and misinformation about Obamacare will Americans be subjected to? Bloomberg reports that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discovered that the Obama administration has been misreporting the number of people enrolled in Obamacare by approximately 380,000. The administration was double accounting for consumers who were enrolled in both a medical and dental plan through the federal and state health care marketplaces in order to get the enrollment numbers above 7 […]

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Give Common Core Repeal A Shot With A Floor Vote

thFrom the start, the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 was put behind the eight ball. Shortly after it passed out of committee, Rep. Matt Huffman, speaker pro tempore and one of the bill’s sponsors, told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “If we don’t think we have the votes to pass it, we won’t bring it to the floor.” At that point, the bar had been set and the message to all fence-sitting House Republicans was:  Sit […]

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Proposed Limit to Testing in House Bill is Four Hours Per State Assessment

thMy previous post on the House bill which curbs standardized testing incorrectly stated that the bill would limit testing on state achievement and graduation tests to four hours per student per year. The bill actually limits standardized testing on these tests to four hours per assessment per year.  The limit would go into effect for the 2015-16 school year. The confusion stems from news reports which characterized the proposed testing limit as “four hours per […]

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Ohio House Set to Take Action on Bill Which Limits Standardized Testing

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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What Does College Credit Plus Mean for Taxpayers

taxpayerRepublicans in the General Assembly inserted in the mid biennium review bill, HB 487, a program which sounds like it could be connected to Common Core. The program, College Credit Plus (CCP), provides free full and part time college credit to public and private secondary school students who meet the admission requirements of a partnering college, usually a local community college. What’s the connection with Common Core? Well, just look for the buzz words peppered […]

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