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The Ohio House Names New Education Committee Chair

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Ohio House of Representatives

The Ohio House has a new Education Committee chair. 

Republican Andrew Brenner says he’s always been interested in education and looks forward to taking over the helm of this important committee. He says cleaning up problems related to education in the state budget is one of the first things on the agenda.

“There were a lot of issues there, some of the stuff, especially I think the autism, some of the language we had in there will not work properly without some of the corrections," he said. "So there are several things there that we are going to be working on.”

Brenner has been at the front of the charge to cut the amount of testing in Ohio’s schools and against the Common Core education standards. He is also known for his past comments when he referred to public education on his blog as “socialism.”