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Gwinnett County Citizens Pushing Back Against Common Core, APUSH, Curriculum and Textbooks

Concerned parents and grandparents have banded together to expose anti-American curriculum and textbooks being used in the Gwinnett County public schools. Over the past two months, citizens have spoken before the Gwinnett County School Board and have met personally with board members and Gwinnett members of the state legislature. These activists refuse to stand on the sidelines while education decision makers push their progressive agenda on our children.

December 2014 School Board Meeting

November 2014 School Board Meeting

 

Op-Eds
Common Core texts driven by leftist agenda by Judy Craft, Gwinnnet Post, 10-28-14
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November 14, 2014
Common Core Standards Revisions
In 2013 Gov. Nathan Deal signed an Executive Order asking the State Board of Education (SBOE) to review the Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics standards. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has completed the revision process of the standards, and they are now asking for public comment on the revisions.

The survey for the revised standards will be posted for 60 days of public review and comment from November 12, 2014, through January 10, 2015. The draft revised standards and public feedback will be presented to the Georgia State Board of Education on January 15, 2015, for approval.

Click here to access the revised Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and public survey. We recommend the following action items:

Open the revised standards documents for both English Language Arts and Mathematics. Review carefully both the current standards (left column) and the proposed standards (right column).
Click on the survey links to submit recommended changes to either or both the current standards and any of the recommended proposed standards. 

November 15, 2014
House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education
The final meeting of the House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education will be held Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (room 606) at 18 Capitol Square, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.
 
This meeting will be to finalize any recommendations. Per the office of Rep. Brooks Coleman – there will be no presentations or public comment. If possible, please attend this final hearing.



10-28-14


At the final hearing of the House Education Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education, Trevor Packer of the College Board testified in defense of the new AP U.S. History (APUSH) Curriculum and Exam.  Mr. Packer's testimony was a litany of misinformation. 

Click here to view Mr. Packer's testimony.
Click here to read the rebuttal of his testimony.

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Current News


Georgia writers

Mary Grabar PhD is an English professor, speaker, and writer who lives outside Atlanta. She writes at DissidentProf.com.

    Leslie McPherson
    Centralized Education, April 13, 2014, The Times-Georgia

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    The legislative session may be over, but our message remains the same.
     
    Open Letter to Governor Deal
    Click to read the letter.
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    Wrap-up for the 2014 legislative session.

            Click to read.


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    Update - April 14, 2014

    Current Georgia news:

    Georgia Lawmaker Can’t Answer Her Own Question about Common Core (i.e., Rep. Amy Carter –R, Valdosta), April 5, 2014, Heartland.org

    More Dubious Pre-K Science, April 2, 2014, Brookings (article about Georgia Pre-K) 

    Where's The Common Ground in Common Core?, November 12, 2013, GPB

                  Hundreds descend on the State Capitol to rally against the Common Core!

         
         







    Welcome
    to Georgia's Stop Common Core web site.  This site will focus specifically on the efforts to eradicate the Common Core in Georgia. Stay informed on national efforts on defeating the Common Core at stopcommoncore.com.

    If you’ve never heard of Common Core (relabeled the “Common Core Georgia Performance Standards” in Georgia), it’s a nationwide initiative designed to herd states into national K-12 standards and national tests – which ultimately will lead to a national curriculum and silence curriculum input from local parents, taxpayers, and educators.

    Proponents insist that the Common Core initiative is “state-led” and “voluntary,” and that the national standards are “rigorous,” “internationally benchmarked,” and designed to make our students “college-and career-ready.” They also insist that Georgia is not relinquishing control over its standards and curriculum by adopting Common Core, and that the federal government is not controlling this effort. In fact, none of these statements is accurate. This website will show you the truth.


    Our Purpose:
    1. To equip our Georgia neighbors and fellow citizens with accurate knowledge about the national effort to seize control over curriculum standards in all 50 states.
    2. To provide Georgia citizens the tools and an action plan to defeat the Common Core State Standards in Georgia.
    3. To provide a forum where Georgians can share information about the Common Core and network together for a unified effort to restore local and state control over the curriculum.