The Georgia Senate passed SB 167 on a 34-16 vote yesterday. The Atlanta Constitutional-Journal reports: State Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, has led the legislative fight against the standards, which has drawn opposition from Tea Party activists as a federal intrusion into state control of public education. But rather than abruptly pull Georgia out of the […]
Below is the video of State Senator William Ligon’s press conference held last week introducing SB 167 that would withdraw Georgia from the Common Core State Standards.
J.R. Wilson has updated our map. The Pending Rejection states are so marked as a result of serious discussion or action taken towards withdrawing from the Common Core State Standards, withdrawing from PARCC or SBAC, delaying implementation of standards or assessments, or not funding the implementation. The discussions or actions considered include public forums, legislative […]
ATLANTA (February 28, 2013) – Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) held a press conference today to discuss Senate Bill 167. Sen. Ligon sponsored this legislation to withdraw Georgia from its participation in the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards […]
State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) has filed a bill in the Georgia Senate that would withdraw Georgia from the Common Core State Standards. Senate Bill 167 was filed on Thursday. It is cosponsored by State Senators Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville), John Albers (R-Roswell), Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome), Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), and Tommie Williams (R-Lyons). The summary of […]