March 4, 2014
Georgia is leading the nation in returning control of education to the state and local school districts! SB 167 has passed out of the State Senate and is now in the Georgia House of Representatives. This bill is the strongest anti-Common Core bill to pass out of a legislative chamber in the nation, and its restrictions on data collection and data tracking are by far the tightest in the country.
The House Education Committee will hold a hearing on the bill this Wednesday, March 5. The exact time and location will be announced on Tuesday afternoon and will be posted at georgia.stopcommoncore.com. Your presence is needed on Wednesday, and your phone calls are needed now.
SB 167 will:
This bill is the only hope we have right now of restoring control to Georgians. Every year Common Core remains in effect, it will be that much more difficult to dislodge, and the companies eager to profit from Common Core's high tech bonanza will become much more difficult to stop.
We can expect the following attacks on this bill:
SB 167 is our only hope of escaping Common Core in the foreseeable future. Your efforts are urgently needed this week with the House Education Committee. Call all House Education members by Wednesday lunch. Use area code 404 for all members.
Email the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of the House Education Committee and urge each one to vote in favor of SB 167 and to vote in favor of only the amendments approved by Sen. Ligon. (See below for comprehensive list of members.)