House Bill 212, a bill that would repeal Ohio's Learning Standards, had its second hearing in the House of Representatives in February. We oppose this bill for several reasons.
H.B. 212 would have major consequences. If passed, it would:
- Repeal Ohio's Learning Standards and replace them with old Massachusetts standards until Ohio can develop new ones
- Repeal the Kindergarten Diagnostic Assessment, a critical tool that helps teachers measure student progress and see where students need the most help
- Waste millions of dollars and would forfeit years of progress Ohio's students and teachers have achieved transitioning to Ohio's more challenging and appropriate college- and career-ready standards.
No hearings regarding H.B. 212 are currently scheduled, but we will be sure to update you as we hear more. In the meantime, please call your legislator and tell him or her you support Ohio’s Learning Standards and oppose H.B. 212.