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December 19, 2006

House Bill 565 and Senate Bill 311: Ohio Core Curriculum Act

Author:
House Sponsor: Arlene Setzer (R)
Senate Sponsors: Randy Gardner (R), Joy Padgett (R), Bill Harris (R), Patricia Clancy (R), Larry A. Mumper (R)

Summary:
If passed, this bill would require every student admitted to an Ohio State college or university to complete a newly structured “Core Curriculum,” thereby affecting high school graduation requirements for Ohio students.

Status:

4/6/2006(House) Introduced
4/6/2006(Senate) Introduced
5/3/2006(Senate) Referred to Senate Education Committee
5/3/2006(House) Referred to House Education Committee
11/6/2006 (Senate) Senate Education Committee recommends substitute; Vote 5-3
12/5/2006(Senate) Voted out of Committee
12/6/2006(Senate) Passed Senate; Vote 20-11
12/6/2006(House) Testimony
12/12/2006(House) Testimony
12/19/2006(House) Passed House; Vote 55-41
1/3/2007Governor signed bill

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral. This bill was passed with an exemption for students who are homeschooled or who attend a non-chartered, non-tax-supported school. However, the bill still creates potential problems for home educators in Ohio and will likely increase taxes to pay for the additional resources needed to provide the services mandated by this bill. For example, the bill contains provisions requiring the legislature to make additional changes that would require, among other things, follow-up educational assessments for all high school students.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Nov.-30-2006 — Ohio: Education Bills--So Far So Good

House Bill Text

House Bill History

Senate Bill Text

Senate Bill History