The election is over, and thanks to the support from so many of you, I received 68% of the vote. My opponent was drawing volunteers from all over the state of Ohio to come and support him, but you helped share my record, our values and your belief in what we can do in the future.
Right now in the Ohio House, we're back in full swing. I'm working on HB 228 with Rep. Anne Gonzales, a bill that would cut down on the hours of testing that children have to undergo each year in school. Under PARCC, children have 27-32 hours in end course in exams. Under HB 228, we would reduce it to 4 hours per subject (not 4 hours only, as the media has frequently mis-reported it to be).
Between the diagnostic tests, practice tests and PARCC, we are simply spending too much time on testing. We need to find ways to reduce the hours while still finding out whether our students are learning and our teachers are teaching. HB 228 should be voted on in committee this week and brought to the floor of the House yet this year.
In just a little more than a week we'll be giving thanks for the blessings God has given us, our families and our nation. Before you get busy with the holidays and forget, I wanted to remind you that Ohio residents can take advantage of a $50 per person or $100 per couple tax credit each year. Lock in your tax credit now! For all the details on limits and donating, click here.
Make a donation to Brenner for Ohio in one of the following ways:
- Online -- click here
- Mail a check payable to Brenner for Ohio to 8824 Clearview Lake Court, Powell, Ohio 43065
As always, thank you for your support. If I may ever be of assistance, just contact me.