Common Core is a problem that has plagued Ohio’s education system since 2010. Parents and teachers all over the Buckeye State have been fighting to remove the Common Core State Standards from our children’s schools. The Republicans in the Ohio House and Senate and Governor Kasich have refused to address Common Core. In the case of Governor Kasich, he has defended it.
This is a frustrating issue that must be addressed. Republicans are supposed to be for a Constitutional government with the control of education in the hands of local school districts, not supporting a top-down education model.
The Ohio Republican Party has not addressed Common Core – they could address it, but they have refused. The Republican National Committee addressed Common Core in a well-written resolution in 2013. See the text below.
It’s time for the Ohio Republican Party to stand on Principle. We need to replace the current members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee with people that will stand up against Common Core – people that will pass the RNC resolution and expect politicians to act to remove Common Core.
To achieve this goal, we need a change at the ballot box. We need new members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee. Everyone in Ohio has the chance to vote on their State Central Committee man and woman during the March 15 primary.
It will take some research – these are the challengers. You are starting to get mail from the incumbents. They have the money to do a lot of mailings, but this will only work if you don’t do your research.
Common Core is too big of an issue to stand for the status quo. Find the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee members for your district on the map below. It’s time to find the leadership needed to stand against Common Core. Find your candidates now.
Click here to go to the candidate map http://ohrepscc.com/scc_map/
“Resolved, the Republican National Committee, as stated in the 2012 Republican Party Platform, “does not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and supports providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level,” (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p.35), which is best based on a free market approach to education for students to achieve individual excellence; and be it further
Resolved, the Republican National Committee recognizes the CCSS for what it is– an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived “normal;” and be it further
Resolved, that the Republican National Committee rejects the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, and that it rejects the sharing of such personal data, without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, with any person or entity other than schools or education agencies within the state; and be it finally
Resolved, that the 2012 Republican Party Platform specifically states the need to repeal the numerous federal regulations which interfere with State and local control of public schools, (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p. 36); and therefore, the Republican National Committee rejects this CCSS plan which creates and fits the country with a nationwide straitjacket on academic freedom and achievement.”