COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An effort to remove Ohio schools from the national Common Core standards appears dead on arrival in the Ohio House.
Rep. Andy Thompson, a Marietta Republican, said he plans to file a bill this fall that would prohibit the state from paying for Common Core tests, training and materials and require more study and public discussion of education standards, including the Common Core. Thompson said his bill has at least eight committed, co-sponsors.
But many of Thompson's fellow Republicans predict a bleak future for the bill. Education Committee Chairman Gerry Stebelton said that the bill will receive due process and a hearing, but he believes most members will oppose it.
Gov. John Kasich predicted Thursday that Thompsonâs bill will not make it to his desk, saying "weâre not lowering the bar on standards so our kids can jump over them easier.â
The Common Core standards were developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association in 2009 and adopted by 45 states, including Ohio. The standards have largely garnered bipartisan support.