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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.

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. 


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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Updated 10-24-14


The final hearing of the House Education Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education took place on Tuesday, October 21. The committee should be releasing its report the beginning of November.

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Updated 8-5-14

Nationwide Conference Call Alert: Rollout of the New AP (anti)U.S. History Curriculum Framework 

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) in partnership with American Principles in Action hosted a nationwide conference call concerning the rollout of the new Advanced Placement U.S. History Curriculum Framework (APUSH) and exam.

Click here to access the archived recording of the conference call, action items and resources.

Click here for an update on Georgia specific actions.

Without state pushback, this new APUSH Curriculum Framework will go into effect this fall (2014). Without state pushback, APUSH teachers may have to ignore their own state’s U.S. History standards if they hope to prepare their students for success on the new APUSH exam – which will NOT cover material outside the new Framework.

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New AP U.S. History exam - what is the College Board hiding?


AP U.S. History teachers who received the new sample history test must accept the following conditions set forth by the College Board:

"Exams may NOT be posted on school or personal websites, nor electronically redistributed for any reason. Further distribution of these materials outside of the secure College Board site disadvantages teachers who rely on uncirculated questions for classroom testing. Any  additional distribution is in violation of the College Board's copyright policies and may result in the termination of Practice Exam access for your school as well as the  removal of access to other online services such as the AP Teacher Community and Online Score Reports."
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The Cobb County GOP hosted a State School Superintendent Forum on June 7, 2014.

Click to watch the forum.

For your convenience, we have provided a list of the questions and the approximate response time for each question.
Click to download the questions.
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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.