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Common Core Is Bad for Ohio and Bad for You

Six years after ranking fifth in the nation, Ohio’s public education system has fallen to 23rd. The annual Quality Counts report by Education Week includes indicators such as test scores, education finance, and graduation rates to determine a score out of 100. The best state in each category receives 100, and all other states are graded relative to that state. Ohio received a score of 74.9, a C.

01/15/2016
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Fix Forfeiture Laws in Buckeye State

“I had no idea something like this could happen in America.” That’s what Antoinette Lattimore, a resident of North College Hill near Cincinnati, said about the seizure of the $19,660 in cash she was carrying on a road trip in 2013 to Tucson, Arizona, where she hoped to purchase African art.

12/04/2015
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Buckeye State Super Activists Seek to Influence the Ohio GOP

This post was authored by Ted Stevenot, a FreedomWorks Super Activist from Ohio.

11/04/2015
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FreedomWorks to Testify in Favor of Forfeiture Reform in Ohio

FreedomWorks National Grassroots Director Noah Wall will testify before the Ohio House Judiciary Committee in Room 116 of the Statehouse on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30 PM (EST) in support of House Bill 347, which will reform civil asset forfeiture laws in Ohio.

10/12/2015
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90 Percent of Ohio Voters Believe a Conviction Should Be Required to Take Property

Ohio may soon become one of the leading states on civil asset forfeiture reform. On Tuesday, state Rep. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) introduced HB 347, which would protect innocent property owners by requiring a criminal conviction before seized items can be forfeited to the government. FreedomWorks supports this legislation and plans to mobilize our community to take action to help move it through the Ohio Legislature.

09/30/2015
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We Support Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform in Ohio

This statement was delivered at a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, September 29 unveiling House Bill 347, which reforms the Buckeye State's civil asset forfeiture laws.

09/29/2015
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Ohio Budget Defunds Common Core Testing

The Buckeye state is fighting back against the intrusive federal testing mandates that come with Common Core education standards. A House version of the state’s budget contains provisions defunding and blocking the use of PARCC, the set of Common Core aligned assessments that have students in tears all over the country.

05/04/2015
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Common Core Is Costing Us Our Best Teachers

The United States education system is home to many thousands of teachers. Some are good, some are less good, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest, setting an example in educational excellence that others can only hope to achieve.

02/12/2015
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Ohio Moves Closer to Common Core Repeal

Ohio is on its way to becoming the latest state to ditch Common Core education standards. A bill that would block the state from implementing the standards, along with any aligned curriculum, was approved by the Rules and Reference Committee in the State House earlier this month and is ready to be brought to a vote.

11/14/2014
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Ohio Grassroots Spotlight

Saturday September 20, I was privileged to attend the annual We The People Convention in Columbus, Ohio. FreedomWorks and our amazing Ohio activists have taken part in this event each year since it's start four years ago.

09/29/2014

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