Public Polling and Statehouse Activity All Point To Rough Waters Ahead for Common Core

images-14The 46th annual PDK International/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released last week, and for Common Core opponents, there’s good news – your message is resonating.  Here are some key findings from the poll: In 2013, the PDK/Galllup poll found that 62% of Americans had never heard of Common Core.  But in 2014, 81% of Americans had heard about Common Core, with 47% indicating they know “a great deal or […]

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Documents of Freedom: New Online Civics Course

Unknown-5A column by Eugene Volokh in the Washington Post announces that the Bill of Rights Institute has developed a free on-line civics course titled Documents of Freedom.  The course covers history, government, and economics. Volokh writes, “The course builds on excerpts from over 100 primary sources, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, presidential speeches, Supreme Court cases, and the Founding documents; and it offers an extensive set of original essays, focusing on principles such as […]

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to Speak at We the People Convention

Unknown-7We the People Convention has announced that Congressman Jim Jordan will speak at this year’s event.  Jordan hails from Champaign County and proudly serves the 4th District in north west and north central Ohio. Representative Jordan is considered one of the more conservative members of Congress standing as a strong advocate of the taxpayer through his opposition to tax increases and by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse.  Jordan serves on the House Oversight and […]

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The Cronies and Corporatists to Testify this Week

HB597 Hearings – Round 2 Tuesday, August 26th – 9:00 to 11:00 am with afternoon session if needed – Statehouse, Room 313 Wednesday, August 27th – 9:00 to 11:00 am – Statehouse, Room 313  Updates available here This week’s hearings will include Proponent, Opponent and Interested Party testimony. Every parent and taxpayer should be aware […]

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Let Leadership Institute Help You Make an Impact in Ohio

Unknown-5We the People Convention is shaping up to be a valuable opportunity to those interested in making a difference in the election process.  We the People is teaming up with the Leadership Institute to offer training for the various campaign roles necessary to support a successful candidacy. Leadership Institute has been training conservative leaders since 1979 in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications.  The Institute has trained more than 155,000 citizens and is […]

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REVISED HEARING SCHEDULE! WE NEED YOU THERE!

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUGHT FOR – NOW WE NEED TO TURN OUT! MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm* – Ohio Statehouse, Rm 313  Hearing will begin with Rep. Thompson’s Sponsor Testimony which will be followed by supporting testimony of Ohio students, parents, teachers and local school board members. *Hearing will […]

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Concerned Parents Take Note: Student Privacy Measures in Education MBR Need Review

Unknown-5In June, the state legislature passed and Governor Kasich signed into law HB 487, the mid-          biennium budget review for education.  We were told by the press and by our state legislators that the bill would address many issues Common Core opponents have raised, including privacy concerns over the collection and sharing of student data. A June 3rd Gongwer report outlined the ways in which HB 487 would protect student privacy: Prohibits […]

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BIG NEWS-Ohio Forges A New Path Towards Repeal!

No_Common_CoreToday, Speaker Pro Tempore, Matt Huffman outlined a path to prioritize legislation he has jointly sponsored with Representative Andy Thompson that will advance and expedite Ohio’s Common Core repeal effort. Representative Huffman described a course of action in the next few weeks that will include: Introduction of new repeal legislation that builds upon Sub HB237 and incorporates solutions to […]

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Hundreds Attend Statewide OLC Meeting – Pictures

OLC_Meeting_FBHundreds gathered near Columbus on Saturday, July 26th, for Ohio Liberty Coalition’s statewide meeting “Reload 4 Liberty 2014.” It was an action packed event featuring speakers on a wide array of topics. Kicking off the meeting, Ohio Liberty Coalition President, Glenn Newman said, “The Mission Statement of the Ohio Liberty Coalition is to unite, inform, and empower Ohio freedom-loving groups and citizens to affect policy in favor of liberty…Today you are going to hear from […]

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Hundreds Attend Statewide OLC Meeting – Pictures

OLC_Meeting_FBHundreds gathered near Columbus on Saturday, July 26th, for Ohio Liberty Coalition’s statewide meeting “Reload 4 Liberty 2014.” It was an action packed event featuring speakers on a wide array of topics. Kicking off the meeting, Ohio Liberty Coalition President, Glenn Newman said, “The Mission Statement of the Ohio Liberty Coalition is to unite, inform, and empower Ohio freedom-loving groups and citizens to affect policy in favor of liberty…Today you are going to hear from […]

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