Lawmaker wants to force repeal of Common Core

Associated Press Published:

COLUMBUS -- A Republican state lawmaker is trying to force through an Ohio bill repealing Common Core public education standards.

State Rep. John Adams, of Sidney, said he's working to collect the 50 signatures needed on a discharge petition to circumvent a committee vote and send the bill directly to the floor. Adams said the House Education Committee gave the bill only two hearings. It's been stalled since November.

Adams announced the effort as a House vote on a separate education-related bill stalled Wednesday.

The influential Ohio Business Roundtable appealed to the House in October to kill or sideline the repeal. The group deemed Common Core standards reasonable, flexible and necessary to help Ohio and America compete.

Critics worry the standards could limit academic freedom and increase the federal government's education role.

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