Governor Deal restricts use of Common Core
by Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
May 15, 2013 01:37 PM | 3725 views | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order implementing restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state.

Deal said Wednesday he will prohibit certain student information from being gathered, although he acknowledged that data isn't currently being collected. Deal says his order ensures the standards don't violate anyone's rights.

The order comes amid growing debate over the Common Core standards that create basic requirements for math and English language arts. They are expected to be major topic at the state GOP convention this weekend. Critics say the standards amount to federal intrusion and threaten student privacy.

The standards have been embraced by dozens of states, which helped develop them under the leadership of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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May 15, 2013
THAT is what he is restricting? How about the standards themselves, which are nothing but an absurd ploy to make more money for textbook publishers?

Rubber stamp for "reform" you know nothing about.

Lassietr Kell
May 15, 2013
Deer Governer Deel,

Thank yu for have the korage saving us from Obama and them komunist fedrals!!
Gringo Bandito
May 15, 2013
Mockery is not a substitute for facts and logic.
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