Cleveland Plain Dealer: Common Core Repeal Efforts ‘A Shame’
A “virtual army of public school superintendents, administrators and teachers, school board members, educational experts, university professors, education deans, charter school administrators, chiefs of chambers of commerce from across Ohio and even employers lined up in Columbus to testify against” a Common Core repeal bill that recently passed out of an Ohio legislative committee, says a Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial.
The editorial went on to call the repeal bill “a shame,” “misguided,” and an “ill-informed and damaging measure.” They call on “wise” supporters of Common Core, such as Ohio GOP Governor John Kasich, to help defeat the bill.
The newspaper notes that opponents of the repeal measure repeatedly warned, “that it will be our children and grandchildren who will pay the price by not being equipped for 21st century jobs.”
Of those in favor of the bill, the editors noted, “Many repeated easily debunked myths about the Common Core being a federal conspiracy, or wrongly conflated anger about current state testing with the Common Core’s yet-to-be-implemented student-friendly diagnostic testing.”
Read the full editorial here.