In Ohio, the quality and accuracy of education are of paramount importance. Parents, as stakeholders in the education of their children, rightfully expect that their children receive an education that is based on truth, facts, and rigorous standards. Essentially, divisive issues and concepts that are being taught in our schools are put on trial. We make the case that the Ohio Department of Education should be granted the authority to hear grievances from parents concerning curricula that promotes falsehoods as truths, theories as accepted facts, or education that takes the form of political grooming or propaganda and is not beneficial to becoming a well adjusted adult. This empowerment should be accompanied by specific criteria, including the need for a petition from no less than ten parents, granting the committee the power to make statewide or district-specific decisions, and allowing for the revocation of teaching licenses and penalties for school districts that repeatedly fail to address these issues.
Empowering the Ohio Joint Committee on Education:
In conclusion, empowering the Ohio Joint Committee on Education to address grievances related to curriculum integrity is crucial for safeguarding the accuracy and quality of education in the state. It affirms the principles of parental involvement, factual education, political neutrality, and accountability while ensuring that educators and school districts prioritize educational integrity. By doing so, Ohio's education system continues to provide students with a reliable and unbiased foundation for their future success.
Section 1: Purpose and Scope
(a) The purpose of this Act is to uphold the integrity of education in the State of Ohio and empower parents to raise concerns about curricula that promote falsehoods as truths, theories as accepted facts, or education that takes the form of political grooming or propaganda.
(b) This Act applies to all public educational institutions within the State of Ohio.
Section 2: Parental Grievances
(a) Parents may submit grievances to the Ohio Joint Committee on Education concerning curricula that they believe promote falsehoods as truths, theories as accepted facts, or education that takes the form of political grooming or propaganda.
(b) A grievance shall be submitted by a petition signed by no less than ten parents. The number of signatures collected shall determine the priority level for addressing the grievance.
(c) The committee may commingle similar grievances to streamline the review process.
Section 3: Committee Authority
(a) The Ohio Joint Committee on Education shall have the authority to investigate and address grievances related to curriculum integrity.
(b) The committee may make decisions that apply statewide or limit rulings to specific school districts based on the nature of the grievance.
(c) In cases of repeated infractions by educators, the committee may revoke any Ohio license that allows them to teach.
Section 4: Best Practices Handbook
(a) The Ohio Joint Committee on Education may develop a best practices handbook for educators and school districts to promote educational integrity and quality.
Section 5: Register of Grievances and Rulings
(a) The committee shall maintain a register of grievances received and rulings made, which shall be accessible to the public.
Section 6: School District Convention
(a) The Ohio Joint Committee on Education may organize and promote a School District Convention to facilitate the sharing of ideas and gain feedback from parents, educators, and school districts on matters related to curriculum and educational integrity.
Section 7: Fiscal Accountability
(a) School districts that continually hire teachers and fail to address issues related to curricula that promote falsehoods as truths, theories as accepted facts, or education that takes the form of political grooming or propaganda may face penalties.
(b) Penalties may include the withholding of state funds and increased audits.
Section 8: Severability
(a) If any provision of this Act or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.
Section 9: Effective Date
(a) This Act shall take effect on [Date] and shall apply to all public educational institutions within the State of Ohio.
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