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Ohio rule making needs more transparency, not less.  And the General Assembly needs to place more checks and balances over education, not fewer. For those reasons, the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education is opposed to HB 512.

While HB 360 has gone through numerous changes to adapt to growing opposition, it remains a highly prescriptive, statewide mandated discipline program. This one-size-fits-all approach ‘ties the hands’ of superintendent’s principals and teachers. Research proves that expulsion and suspension have repeatedly been shown to not be the best way to stop bullying or harassment.

If you only use newspapers for your reference it would appear that Ohio public charter schools operate without any accountability or oversight.  Actually, the opposite is the truth.

Growing Number of States Suggest ‘Slowing the Pace’ of Changes to Assessments

December 11, 2013 Education Week published an article, States Grapple With Common Test-Score Cutoffs describing that some states are not yet comfortable with the pace of exams being developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, in 2015…

Ohio's new state report card reflects a vast amount of school data. It contains every measurement anyone could want to analyze a school’s performance. Achievement, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy, Progress and Graduation Rate. Even, Prepared for Success. But one of the most important metrics has been omitted — student mobility…


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