The Ohio School Board Leadership Council will host a public forum on the Common Core Standards for Ohio schools from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 13, at Berlin Presbyterian Church, 5175 S. Old State Road, Lewis Center.
The forum will provide the public an opportunity to hear and discuss the implications of Ohio's adoption of Common Core Standards with experts on CCS. Topics will include local control, quality of instruction, legalities of federal intrusion and the unfunded cost concerns.
Both supporters and opponents will be represented in this debate-style panel discussion. An audience Q&A will follow.
Participants will include: Emmett McGroarty, executive director of the American Principles Project's Preserve Innocence Project; Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute research fellow, education and managing editor, School Reform News; Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy; Heather Crossin, Hoosiers Against Common Core co-founder and education policy activist; Emmy Partin, director of Ohio Policy & Research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute; C. Todd Jones, current member State Board of Education, President of Associations of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.