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Concerns About Common Core Curriculum
Monday, 21 October 2013

October 21--  Citizens concerned about national education standards expressed their views during a panel discussion in Vidalia on what's called the Common Core Curriculum.

A member of the panel, State Senator William Ligon of Brunswick, says parents need to be concerned and get involved to stop it in Georgia.

"Here tonight I heard concerns from several parents who are expressing their experiences from common core.  We're getting emails from concerned parents about the struggles their students are having with math and english.  We're getting reports that some of the books on the common core reading list at completely inappropriate and should not be used in our schools," the senator said.

Senator Ligon has introduced two bills in the State Senate which he hopes will gain traction when the legislature convenes in January.

"We will be able to make a difference if and when the people in this state let their elected officials know they want Georgia to retain control over the education of our students.

"They need to ask their representatives and senators to vote for Senate Bills 167 and 203.  If we can come together, their voices will be heard and we can make a change.

"Do we as a state want to control what will be taught to our children, or do we want that control to be give to people outside this state who are not accountable to the taxpayers of this state?  The answer to that is no.  We want that control here in Georgia," Senator Ligon said. 


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