Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bring Your Legislator To Class Day

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Bring-your-legislator-to-class-dayCOMMON CORE FORUM Bring Your Legislator to Class Day Common Core 101 Wednesday – APRIL 9th – 6:00 to 9:00 pm Capitol Theatre – 77 S. High Street - Directions  Common Core is a fundamental change in education for every child in Ohio, yet it was never put through the legislative process. Why are legislators refusing […]

Bring Your Legislator To Class Day

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COMMON CORE FORUM Bring Your Legislator to Class Day Common Core 101 Wednesday – APRIL 9th – 6:00 to 9:00 pm Capitol Theatre – 77 S. High Street - Directions  Common Core is a fundamental change in education for every child in Ohio, yet it was never put through the legislative process. Why are legislators refusing […]

FreedomWorks Endorses Matt Lynch over Republican Incumbent Dave Joyce

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endorsementThe room was full of northeast Ohio tea party members when Adam Brandon, Executive Director of FreedomWorks for America, announced the endorsement of Matt Lynch for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 14th district.  Lynch will face-off against incumbent Republican Representative Dave Joyce in the May 6th primary. Supporters cheered and waved signs when the endorsement was announced making it clear that Matt Lynch has considerable grassroots backing which, if translated into a strong ground game, may mean […]

Inequality Debate Needs Better Focus

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imagesby Jack Painter As the 2014 election approaches, President Obama is trying to shift the discussion from the Affordable Care Act to inequality of income. The problem is that much of the debate is focused on the wrong things. Inequality is inevitable in a free enterprise system because people have different talents, ambitions and work ethics. What should we do about that? If I choose to work 40 hours a week and you choose to […]

Dems Want Medicaid Expansion Put into State Law; Kasich Remains Tightlipped

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UnknownThe Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Ohio Democrat lawmakers want Governor Kasich to put Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion into state law.  The Enquirer explains, “Kasich is also likely to agree with Democrats’ call to put Medicaid expansion into Ohio law. Right now, the state must rely on regular renewals from the state’s seven-member Controlling Board, which approved the expansion this summer after the Legislature refused to do so.” Kasich skirted the state legislature last October and expanded Medicaid […]

Private Student Data Transferred to PearsonAccess in Preparation of Common Core Field Tests

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images-2PARCC and PearsonAccess have requested the following student data in preparation of their Ohio field testing this spring: Student’s State Student Identifier Code Student’s Legal Name Birth Date (optional) Gender Race Type of Disability Disability Accommodations (optional) Gifted Status Free Lunch Qualifier (i.e. pays full price, receives reduced price, or receives free meal) The field tests will take place March 24 – April 11 and May 5 – June 6. To determine if your school […]

PARCC FIELD TESTS ALERT

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ATTENTION – Parents of Students in School Districts Participating in the PARCC Field Tests:   All students who will take the PARCC field tests this spring have had the following personal data transferred to PearsonAccess by their local school district:  Student’s State Student Identifier Code Student’s Legal Name Birth Date (optional) Gender Race Type of Disability […]

SAVE THE DATE – APRIL 9TH

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SAVE THE DATE COMMON CORE FORUM Wednesday – APRIL 9th – 6:00 to 9:00 pm Capitol Theatre – Columbus Located in the Riffe Center across from Statehouse ‘Subscribe to Mailing List’ at OhioansAgainstCommonCore.com for event updates and alerts Enter the text or HTML code here

ORP Retaliates Against State Reps Who Stand Up for Limited Government

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images-1OLC members spent a significant amount of time in 2013 meeting with their Republican state reps and state senators about Medicaid expansion – discussing the many pitfalls in the policy and urging their representatives to oppose it.  Most OLC members came away from these meetings frustrated with their representatives’ unwillingness to take a public position on the issue.  We heard a lot of evasive responses – talk of a hybrid public/private plan, talk of Medicaid reform, […]

Opportunity Ohio Releases 2013 State Salary Data

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safe_imageToday Opportunity Ohio, a free market think tank in Columbus, released state salary information on its website for 2013.  The transparency tool allows you to search for individuals by name or department.  Read the press release from Opportunity Ohio below for more details, and check the database out here:  State Salary Search.   PRESS RELEASE March 14, 2014        Contact:  Matt Mayer, 614-636-2663   Opportunity Ohio Releases 2013 State Salary Information in Searchable Database  Today Opportunity […]