More than a hundred people have participated in the argument over a repeal of Ohio’s current education standards called the Common Core. Now at least one leader would like to see the debate take a slight change in course.
The Common Core was created by a group of education experts from around the country, including Ohio. The state adopted the standards in 2010, and school districts implemented them starting this year, with full implementation and testing set to roll out in the 2014-2015 school year currently udnerway.
Business and education groups are expected to be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in house hearings.
House Bill 597 would repeal the K through 12 educational standards, which are set to go into effect this school year—opponents see the standards as federal overreach. But business groups like the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce have been on board ever since Ohio passed its version of the standards in 2010.
The set of education standards known as Common Core is under attack just as schools around Ohio begin to implement it. Hearings began this week on a bill to repeal the standards in Columbus.
The Common Core is a set of benchmarks created by a group of education experts from around the country, including some from Ohio, in 2010. The standards were then adopted by the state along with more than 40 others.
Robert Hill, superintendent of Firelands Local Schools in Lorain County, says a great deal of research went into crafting the standards.