7/1/15, "Ohio drops PARCC testing," galioninquirer.com (Ohio)
"Ohio dropped the PARCC Common Core testing consortium Tuesday night
after a series of complaints from educators and parents, including
concerns from north central Ohio.
Gov. John Kasich signed a compromise two-year budget which concurred
with Ohio Senate and House leaders that the Math and English exams would
end in Ohio.
According to a report, Ohio spent $26 million in online and print testing last year.
“The people of the state of Ohio seem to have spoken loudly that they
don’t want the PARCC,” State Sen. Peggy Lehner told reporters."