LFC Comments by Brian Massie, Executive Director
You can complain all you want about the current state of affairs of Ohio’s public education, but unless you take action and notify those with the power to change from our current path, nothing will happen!
Hello “We the People”,
We are looking for volunteers to call to the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Bob Cupp.
Representative Cupp’s telephone number: (614) 466-9624
State Representative Diane Grendell (District 76) introduced HB 327. The complete bill is shown below. Here are some of the excerpts of the bill for your review:
(1) No school district shall teach, instruct, or train any divisive concepts, nor shall any school district require a student to advocate for or against a specific topic or point of view to receive credit for any coursework.
2) No school district shall accept private funding for the purpose of developing a curriculum, purchasing or selecting course materials, or providing teacher training or professional development for a course promoting divisive concepts.
(C) If the superintendent of public instruction determines that any school district knowingly violates the prohibitions prescribed in division (B) of this section, the department of education shall withhold state funding from the district in the amount determined by the department until such time as the department determines the district no longer is in violation of that division.
This bill has been in committee for a very long time with no movement. Our goal is to activate Speaker Cupp to have him move it out of committee, and bring it to the floor for a vote.
Lake County Lobbyists