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Georgia Senate Calls for Review of Common Core

According to an article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia state Senate passed legislation yesterday calling for a review of the Common Core standards.

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) introduced Senate Bill 167, which would put into law a review of the standards that Governor Nathan Deal had ordered last year. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 34-16. Its prospects in the House of Representatives appear strong, and Ligon said he has already reached an agreement with Deal’s office.

Ligon’s bill would create an advisory panel to review the standards and make recommendations to the state Board of Education, whose members are appointed by the governor and would have the last word on any standards implemented in Georgia.

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Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.

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