COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers and communities.
Reps. Matt Huffman of Lima (LY’-muh) and Andy Thompson of Marietta said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the standards and their legislation would seize back state control over the process.
It’s unclear whether the bill could pass. Districts already are well on their way to implementing the standards, which have the backing of a diverse coalition including teachers’ unions and community and business groups.
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper says a repeal would create chaos for school districts. She says some large urban districts have spent two years preparing for the launch.