Several hundred descend on State Capitol to rally against the Common Core!
Over 20 men, women and children lobbied in support of the Common Core legislation. It was a fast-paced morning and we are grateful for those who came out to lobby.
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Over 200 concerned parents, students and citizens descended on the Georgia State Capitol today to send a message to Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia legislators that Georgians want control of education returned to its citizens. Signs were in abundance, and all with a common theme, “No to Common Core.”
The event was co-sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia Legislative Action Committee and American Principles in Action. CWA State Director Tanya Ditty opened the press conbference with a message to Gov. Deal – the Governor’s education legacy rests on his decision to support or oppose Common Core. Jane Robbins with American Principles in Action followed and outlined the amount of education that had been done on the Common Core, but still our elected officials continue to embrace the idea of nationalized standards and testing. Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick), sponsor of the Common Core withdrawal legislation, followed. Sen. Ligon has been the leading, and often the lone, voice against the federal power grab of Georgia’s education system.
The remaining speakers included a local school board member, parents, educators, and representatives of organizations. The resounding message from all the speakers was this, “These are our children, not yours. Return local control of education to Georgia!”
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SB 167 (Student and Teacher Right to Privacy Act) and SB 203 (An Act to Restore Educational Authority to Georgia Citizens) will be heard in the Senate Education and Youth Committee sometime over the next week. We will send an e-mail alert letting you know the exact date/time of the hearing and who will need to be contacted.
Thank you for helping stop the federal power grab of our children.