Answers to 12 common questions about Common Core

to-serve-man“To Serve Man”

Common Core is huge with many moving parts originating from seemingly unrelated locations and sources.  When some of these small parts are looked at by themselves, they look enticing,  its only when the entire system is looked at as a whole and an understanding of how the parts fit and function together, a horror story starts to emerge. Reminds me of the 1962 Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man”

Heidi  Huber (Ohioans Against Common Core) has spent more time researching and understanding the complex intertwining of  Common Core than anyone in the country. Having sat thru several of her presentations, I needed a slow paced review where I could sit down, take the information Heidi presented, and connect it together.  Sort of a : “Oh Yah,  Heidi mentioned that.  So that’s what she was talking about”” Continue reading

Public Polling and Statehouse Activity All Point To Rough Waters Ahead for Common Core

images-14The 46th annual PDK International/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released last week, and for Common Core opponents, there’s good news – your message is resonating.  Here are some key findings from the poll: In 2013, the PDK/Galllup poll found that 62% of Americans had never heard of Common Core.  But in 2014, 81% of Americans had heard about Common Core, with 47% indicating they know “a great deal or […]

Documents of Freedom: New Online Civics Course

Unknown-5A column by Eugene Volokh in the Washington Post announces that the Bill of Rights Institute has developed a free on-line civics course titled Documents of Freedom.  The course covers history, government, and economics. Volokh writes, “The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as […]

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to Speak at We the People Convention

Unknown-7We the People Convention has announced that Congressman Jim Jordan will speak at this year’s event.  Jordan hails from Champaign County and proudly serves the 4th District in north west and north central Ohio. Representative Jordan is considered one of the more conservative members of Congress standing as a strong advocate of the taxpayer through his opposition to tax increases and by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse.  Jordan serves on the House Oversight and […]

The Cronies and Corporatists to Testify this Week

HB597 Hearings – Round 2 Tuesday, August 26th – 9:00 to 11:00 am with afternoon session if needed – Statehouse, Room 313 Wednesday, August 27th – 9:00 to 11:00 am – Statehouse, Room 313  Updates available here This week’s hearings will include Proponent, Opponent and Interested Party testimony. Every parent and taxpayer should be aware […]

Let Leadership Institute Help You Make an Impact in Ohio

Unknown-5We the People Convention is shaping up to be a valuable opportunity to those interested in making a difference in the election process.  We the People is teaming up with the Leadership Institute to offer training for the various campaign roles necessary to support a successful candidacy. Leadership Institute has been training conservative leaders since 1979 in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications.  The Institute has trained more than 155,000 citizens and is […]

Why would anyone subject Ohio’s students to sub-par (Common Core) education

JamesStergios_CC_HB“What’s happening in Ohio is very exciting. HB597 takes a new approach to the repeal and replace effort, with a huge step towards returning control to local districts and utilizing high performing, proven standards,” Huber said. “Speaker Pro Tempore and Rules Committee Chairman Huffman sized it up well within his remarks, ‘…putting aside the process and financial interest debate, what was adopted is a bad product…’”

“With a large Republican majority caucus heading into a general election, the demise of Common Core in Ohio seems imminent,” Huber added. “Why would any politician subject Ohio’s students to a sub-par education program?”

Heidi Huber

From a school board member.   This is written testimony to the house committee hearing the witnesses for and against HB 597. I think everyone should read this and write their own. Continue reading