Bill Introduced to Roll Back Mandates

Arguing that superintendents are often better positioned to make judgment calls than state lawmakers and policymakers, a state senator on Tuesday introduced a bill to roll back nearly 100 mandates imposed on schools, according to a story reported yesterday in the Toledo Blade.  “The problem is really the disconnect from the folks in tall buildings…who have a good idea, and it makes sense on paper, and then you try to apply it,” said Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima), who introduced the bill based on input from a group of 40 west-central school superintendents who are helping to lead a grass roots movement (the Ohio Public School Advocacy Network) to provide Ohio’s citizens with a stronger voice in shaping statewide education policy.

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  • This is tremendous! Giving back local control to the school districts is what is overdue. Less testing and more control over staffing and evaluation are what school leaders need. I applaud Senator Huffman!

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