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Ohio Republicans fast-track a bill to repeal Common Core standards
Despite backing by House leadership and Ohio Chamber of Commerce, some in the GOP say the standards over-reach
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Matt Huffman and Andy Thompson think they can get the repeal of Common Core to a floor vote via an alternative route.
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School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core -- which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing efforts to repeal the standards. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports the bill could be on the fast track to the House floor.

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 Republican Rep. Andy Thompson of Marietta has been a vocal critic of the Common Core standards, which were developed by a group of state education leaders around the country.

His new bill would repeal the standards and replace them with provisions based on educational benchmarks used in Massachusetts.

Thompson says he understands that teachers and schools have put in a lot of work adjusting curricula to Common Core. But he believes it’s important to set Ohio on a different path.

“Often people will say, ‘We can’t stop now. We’re already going down the road.’ Well if you’re going down the wrong road, I think you do need to stop and you need to revise course and you need to put in place something that is much more likely to succeed,” says Thompson.

House leaders say a committee will hold meetings on Thompson’s bill starting next month.

Several groups including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Federation of Teachers oppose a repeal of Common Core.

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