A math assignment for 6th graders at Miles Avenue Elementary School in Billings has caused concern among some parents that it pushes an agenda on students that favors raising the minimum wage.
Despite major problems with the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing system across the region, a recent decision by the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) allowing school districts to withdraw from the Common-Core mandated program could put millions of dollars in federal funds at risk for the state.
Proponents of the controversial Common Core state standards are now using fiscal reasons to push back against two bills — HB 377 and HB 501 — in the Montana legislature that target the implementation of the standards by arguing that the bills “could” jeopardize federal funding for schools.
The Columbus Dispatch, published by a donor to Republican Governor John Kasich, continues advocating for the Common Core State Standards in both opinion and news coverage.
Dispatch Printing Company Chairman and CEO John Wolfe and his wife Ann donated another $24,000 to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s campaign last week, campaign finance records reveal.
A coalition including the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio State Board of Education, and Ohio Chamber of Commerce is fighting to defend Common Core with help from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
New legislation to repeal Common Core in Ohio and replace the national framework with state standards was introduced today by Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta).
“Obviously, you have bought into the misinformation campaign being waged by opponents of the Common Core,” Ohio Rep. Gerald Stebelton (R-Lancaster) sneered in a letter to Washington County GOP Chair Leslie Haas.
Ohio Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney) announced at a June 4 Ohioans Against Common Core rally that he is circulating a discharge petition to force a floor vote on Common Core repeal legislation.
Ohioans Against Common Core has announced details of an Ohio Statehouse rally planned for this Wednesday, June 4.