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Committee Action Taken on Bill that Repeals and Replaces Common Core Standards in Ohio

House Bill 597 Voted Out of Rules and Reference Committee
November 6, 2014
Republican Newsroom

State Representatives Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) and Matt Huffman (R-Lima) today applauded the committee movement of House Bill 597, legislation that would fully repeal and replace Common Core standards in Ohio. 

Voted out of the House Rules and Reference Committee yesterday, the bill would replace Common Core standards with proven superior standards, and would prevent the State Board of Education from assessing student achievement based on Common Core, with the goal of restoring to teachers and classrooms a clear set of guidelines and criteria. House Bill 597 also works to protect the confidentiality of student data and returns control back to local Ohioans and their schools.

“I commend my Rules Committee colleagues for their positive vote,” said Rep. Thompson. “Now I hope we can deliver the votes needed in the General Assembly for passage as a gift to the many parents, students, and teachers who are counting upon us.”

“Constituents in my district, and all around Ohio, have serious concerns with the Common Core standards now being implemented in Ohio’s schools,” said Rep. Huffman. “The committee passage of this legislation is another step in ensuring that students in the state have every opportunity to learn and that they receive the best education we can give them.”

The legislation will now be considered for a full House vote.