The voters in the Ohio State School Board District 5 race have an opportunity to send a loud & clear message to Governor John Kasich regarding his support of Common Core.
Ohio Board of Education District 5 covers a swath of northeastern Ohio, but does not include the cities of Cleveland or Akron.
It includes the following counties: Ashland, Medina, Richland, Wayne plus Cuyahoga County outside of the city of Cleveland, Summit County outside of Akron, the northwestern corner of Holmes county and a small part of western Stark county. For map of State School Board Districts click here.
The voters in this race have the ability to be the voice for all Ohioans fighting against the forced implementation of Common Core across our state.
Currently the OBE District 5 seat is held by Brad Lamb. Mr. Lamb, former Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County GOP, was appointed to fill the empty District 5 OBE seat by Governor Kasich and supports Common Core...
Asked last year if he supported the Common Core, Lamb said: "The Common Core standards continue to be implemented in the state of Ohio. I support the need for consistent standards, however I am concerned with losing local control of the education of our students in an effort to teach to a test."
Pushed for clarification this evening, Lamb said he now supports the Common Core.
Of the four candidates in this race, Chris Sawicki is the only candidate that supports the repeal of Common Core in Ohio.
Chris Sawicki (Supports REPEAL of Common Core)