News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


Indiana's exit from the Common Core may not impact the Buckeye State

Story by AMY HANSEN


 
Courtesy of Stacey Shintani
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
This week, Indiana dropped its plan to implement the new Common Core education standards that it and 44 other states, including Ohio, adopted in 2010. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports an Ohio Republican would like this state to follow suit, but faces considerable opposition.
LISTEN: Indiana is the first out

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:37)


Last year, Republican state Rep. Andy Thompson of Marietta introduced H.B. 237 that would stop Ohio from implementing the Common Core.  

After learning of Indiana's decision to drop the standards, Thompson questions whether the move goes far enough, especially with critics saying the state's future standards may overlap too closely with the current Common Core plans.

"Is Indiana getting out of jail in this case, or are they just rearranging their jail cell?"

Thompson isn't giving up hope on his bill to axe the Common Core in Ohio and says there are still people who support that idea.

"At the grassroots level, I think there might be a revolt of other people, conservatives and liberals, to say that this isn't the way we want education to go.

Common core still has fans
In Ohio, one of the Common Core's biggest fans is the Fordham Institute.

Fordham's Research and Data Analyst Aaron Churchill says there's been strong continued support for the Common Core in the Buckeye State, from legislators in both the House and the Senate and the Department of Education.

So he's not convinced that Indiana's exit from the Common Core initiative will have a lot of influence.

"I don't know how much Indiana has to do with Ohio. It's a separate state. Obviously Ohio is sovereign over its own public education system and can do as it generally pleases in terms of standards and accountability."

Rep. Andy Thompson's anti-Common Core bill has had two hearings and has yet to be passed out of the education committee.

Committee chairman Gerald Stebelton is a supporter of the Common Core, which may make it unlikely that the bill will make it to a House vote.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University