Mansfield, OH – July 31, 2014- The Richland County Republican Party Central Committee joined six other Ohio county Republican parties in passing a resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards.
“Although I’m proud we were able to come together and join the other Republican county parties in passing a similar resolution, the opposition to Common Core crosses party lines,” stated Bob Rodgers, Chairman of the Richland County Republican Party Central Committee. “Teachers, parents and students, regardless of party affiliation, have expressed serious concerns over the nationalizing of our educational system.”
Some of the concerns regarding the Common Core Standards are the “one-size-fits-all” style of educating, the sharing of student data, and the excessive time and money to be spent on testing. Six weeks of testing will be added to the spring school schedule to accommodate the national assessments.
“Common Core standards have never been tested or proven. The beauty of having 50 states is that we can learn from each other. Why not look to the states that have a proven history of outperforming others, and strive to incorporate their standards?’ Chairman Rodgers added.
The resolution that was passed referred to a similar position and resolution passed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) in April 2013.