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Before Ohio lawmakers head home, they try to sooth concern about Common Core
Law keeps math and English standards in place, but goes slow on others
Story by BILL RICE


 
Critics of the Common Core raise questions of emphasis and control.
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Ohio legislators this week, passed a set of education measures that leave the Common Core math and English standards intact. But as StateImpact Ohio’s Bill Rice reports, they also offer some assurances that Ohio will maintain its independence when it comes to how and what kids are taught.

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There’s been increasing outcry from conservatives that Ohio out-sourced its math and English curricula when it adopted the Common Core. The Ohio Senate last week amended H.B. 487 to prohibit any further multi-state collaboration on standards in social studies -- in particular, American history and government -- and science.  The Senate also put into law safeguards to protect student privacy.

And for next year only, when the Common Core-aligned tests officially replace the Ohio Achievement Assessments, schools will not be penalized for negative outcomes resulting from the new tests. 

Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Peggy Lehner says it was important to include those provisions, but says people upset over the Common Core are confusing the standards with curriculum, which is locally controlled. 

“If they have a problem with a particular assignment that a teacher gives, they’re pointing to the wrong problem. The problem is the teacher’s choice of that curriculum, it is not the standard they were attempting to meet.  At least no one has shown me any of the standards they think need to go away.”

The bill was among a series of measures that make up what’s known as the mid-biennium review - tweaks made at the halfway point of the state’s two-year budget.

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Thats crap. Teachers will adjust curriculum to the tests. When it comes down to it, they will be judged on the test scores. There is too much noise outside of teachers control that affect a kids learning. Families have to set the bar or kids will not succeed. How many of these legislators have stood in a teachers shoes?


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