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A new bill would require K-12 schools in Ohio to put lesson plans and classroom materials online

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Daniel Konik
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Statehouse News Bureau

The sponsor of the plan says doing so would allow parents to hold schools accountable.

A Republican state lawmaker is ready to introduce a bill that he says would increase accountability of K-12 schools by requiring them to post curriculum and lesson plans online. S

Rep. Brett Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) says his bill would require schools to post curriculum, reading material, and lesson plans on their websites. But he says it’s not in response to the teaching of what Republicans have called “critical race theory” or divisive racial issues.

“It’s more about transparency and allowing parents to be empowered to make decisions for their children and ultimately to compare and contrast school districts and school choice.”

Rep. Brett Hillyer
Ohio House of Representatives
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Ohio House of Representatives
Rep. Brett Hillyer, Ohio House of Representatives

Schools are already legally required to provide parents with this information if requested. But Hillyer says requiring this would make sure it is accessible to all parents and taxpayers. The bill has not yet received a number or been assigned to a committee.

Contact Jo Ingles at jingles@statehousenews.org.
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