Workplace Freedom Signatures Continue to be Collected in Central Ohio

Ohioans_for_Workplace_FreedomThis past weekend three volunteers from Central Ohio added 98 signatures to those obtained previously for the Workplace Freedom initiative. Sue Ellen King, Meta Hahn and Tom Castor, all Westerville TEA Party members, worked at two different venues and on two different days to get an impressive number of signatures. The group’s first venue was Fourth Friday, a Westerville staple throughout the summer. The Westerville TEA Party has a booth in front of the Buckeye […]

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Student Anonymity Can’t Be Guaranteed in Data Release

thIn light of the court ordered data release of Ohio public school student’s private educational information, it is important for parents to understand that leaving off student name, address, and social security number from a datafile does not mean that your child’s identity will remain anonymous. Joy Pullman of the Heartland Institute discusses this issue with Richard Innis, educational analyst with the Bluegrass Institute, as they explore data privacy concerns with the extensive student data-tracking […]

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Court Orders Data Release of Ohio Public School Students’ Educational Information

gavOhio parents are receiving a notice from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and their local school districts indicating that student privacy rights are being waived as part of a court ordered data release connected to an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has ordered the Ohio Department of Education to release the educational information of ALL Ohio public school students registered for […]

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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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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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