Dems reintroduce bill to cancel state testing

    Children wearing protective face masks sit in a classroom. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

    Two House Democrats are bringing back a measure to eliminate state testing for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Known as House Bill 686, state Rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, and Rep. Jeff Crossman, D-Parma, said they have “broad and bipartisan support” for the legislation, and continue to hear from teachers and parents “about the importance of cancelling state testing again due to the ongoing pandemic,” according to a press release sent Friday.

    Sobecki and Crossman said they are awaiting an appointment with House Speaker Bob Cupp about the measure.

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