Georgia State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) explains to Congress in an open letter why they should reject reauthorizing ESEA.
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 […]
The Georgia Senate Education and Youth Committee unanimously passed SB 167 a bill that would repeal the Common Core State Standards in the state. The bill introduced by State Senator William Ligon, Jr. (R-Brunswick) will establish the process for reviewing the standards, allows local districts to go back to the previous, superior GA standards in […]
There has been a concerned push over the last week to rid Georgia of the Common Core State Standards. Northwest Georgia News covered a rally that was held last Tuesday at the Georgia State Capitol building. The rally sponsored by Concerned Women for America of Georgia Legislative Action and American Principles in Action. Tuesday’s rally […]
State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) issued a press release this afternoon that accompanied two reports that compared Georgia’s previous standards with the Common Core State Standards. Here is the presser: ATLANTA (August 5, 2013) – Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) released two reports today, one regarding math and the other on English language arts, which compare […]
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order to address concerns with the Common Core State Standards. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sees it as an attempt to stave off a GOP mutiny. Based on pushback I’m seeing and hearing about, it could very well be headed toward a repeal and that has to make Governor Deal […]
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.
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 […]