Ohio Report for Monday, February 8, 2016 Senate Report

Teacher Penalties To Be Removed From Opt-Out Bill, Chairman Says

A controversial amendment accepted by the House Education Committee will be rescinded following outcries that it seeks to unfairly punish teachers for the testing opt-out movement.

Committee Chairman Rep. Andy Brenner (R-Powell) said he'll bring forward an amendment this week that would remove from a bill (HB 420*) related to state report cards a provision that would penalize teachers who encourage students to not take state tests. Possible sanctions under the bill include termination and license suspension.

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