Roy Wagner wears his Common Core shirt during Saturday's meeting in Glandorf. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Roy Wagner wears his Common Core shirt during Saturday's meeting in Glandorf. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

GLANDORF — Over 250 people attended Saturday's meeting in Glandorf arranged by local 'Residents and Teachers Against Common Core.'

Heidi Huber, founder of Ohioans Against Common Core, was the guest speaker. She is an ardent fighters against standards she believes are driving a substandard curriculum.

During her presentation Huber said Common Core Standards (CCS) are being sold as a state led initiate that will bring quality education standards to our schools.

“Nothing could be further from the truth” Huber said saying CCS is an illegal outreach by the US Department of Education into local education. She said the standards are untested, unproven and unsupported, both academically and fiscally.

Information provided by Huber indicated three private organizations in Washington D.C. developed the Common Core standards including the National Governors Association (NGA), the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and Achieve, Inc. She said they were all funded by a fourth private organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read more about this in this week's Putnam County Sentinel.