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Here’s What Several Education Groups Think about Potential Common Core Repeal

Many of Ohio’s schools have already incorporated the Common Core, a set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do in math and English at each grade level, into their curriculum. The state’s full implementation of the learning expectations launches this fall.

But not so fast, say two House representatives.

Earlier this week, Andy Thompson, a Republican from Marietta who in the past has been vocal with his unhappiness about the Common Core, and Republican House speaker pro tempore Matt Huffman introduced placeholder plans for House Bill 597.  The bill could potentially cancel the Common Core. In its place, the pair want to adopt new standards that more closely resemble the ones adopted by Massachusetts. The Common Core has been adopted by the majority of the country, although several states have recently scrapped their plans.