Ohio Supreme Court Argument Tuesday: Can School Districts Raise Your Taxes Without a Vote?

18511851 Center argues that Indian Hill School District violated state law by raising property taxes without a vote, while already running huge budget surpluses and maintaining extravagant cash on hand.     Columbus, OH – The Supreme Court of Ohio will on Tuesday morning hear oral arguments on whether Ohio school districts need voter permission to raise property taxes that collect tax revenue that the districts do not need or use, even as they run […]

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Workplace Freedom Update Week of 8/31

workplace-freedom-OHSue Ellen King, Meta Hahn and Louann were busy again this past holiday weekend collecting signatures for Workplace Freedom. This time their venue to collect was the Upper Arlington Arts Festival. Thanks to their industriousness, 146 more signatures were collected. Although some union members they encountered there objected and said that Labor Day was sacred and shouldn’t be defiled by right-to-work petition gatherers, the park turned out to be a great venue for signature gathering. […] Continue reading

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Lynch Pulls Discharge Petition on Voter Photo ID Law

images-14The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Matt Lynch has pulled a discharge petition to force a vote on HB 269 which would require photo identification in order to vote in Ohio. Representatives John Adams, Andrew Brenner, John Becker (the bill’s primary sponsor), and Lynch signed the petition at a news conference announcing the effort.  50 signatures in total are required for the petition to have effect. The article provides a list of the forms of identification […]

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“Isolated Math Facts” Can Cause Discomfort for “Young Learners”

9+6Greg Gutfeld of the Fox News show “The Five” provides the best example yet of the absurdity of Common Core math as he provides commentary and plays for you what he calls a “Common Core Helper Video.” Watch and listen and you will be amazed at how our modern education system can make the simple, complex.   The Daily Signal explains the origin of the “Homework Helper Videos” HERE. WGRZ, an NBC affiliate in Buffalo, […]

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Jindal Sues Feds Over Education Grants, State Sovereignty, and Common Core

thFox News reports that Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has sued the federal government over  federal intrusion into state education policy.  His suit cites the concerns of many Common Core opponents that the federal grant program tied to Common Core “effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum.”  Fox News describes the nature of the lawsuit as follows:   “In the suit, Jindal argues that the Education Department’s $4.3 billion grant program ‘effectively […]

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“We Now Have A Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core”

From our friends at Ohioans Against Common Core… Pioneer Institute, an independent think tank from Boston, has lead the charge on research related to Common Core and its progeny. Their research is impeccable, resulting in numerous articles and white papers that serve as … Continue reading

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Common Core Fixes in Education MBR Not As Advertised

15497735-mmmainIf the Common Core Repeal Bill (HB 597) makes its way out of the House Rules and Reference Committee, look for the Kasich administration to point to reforms included in the Education Mid-Biennium Review Bill (HB 487) as the answer to the public’s Common Core concerns.  In fact, the spin has already started.  A July 31st Cincinnati Enquirer article, “Common Core concerns Gov. Kasich too,” quotes Governor Kasich at an event at which he received […]

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