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Common Core Citizen Activist Event – CWA of Georgia Recommends

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Common Core in Georgia: Answers and Action Plans

CWA of Georgia recommends this FREE event!

Discover Common Core’s impact on Georgia’s children, teachers, classrooms and taxpayers.

Connect with people in your community to work together to restore quality education and local control to Georgia’s public schools.

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Peachtree Corners Baptist Church / 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Norcross, GA 30092

Register here for the FREE event.

Click here for event information.

Merry Christmas from CWA of Georgia!

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Merry Christmas Greetings!
2014 was a busy and exciting year for Concerned Women for America of Georgia. From Common Core to religious freedom, we worked diligently to pursue policies that would promote Godly principles here in Georgia. We wanted to share with you some of our 2014 accomplishments and 2015 plans.

Click here to read CWA of Georgia’s Christmas letter.

Our work in Georgia is a partnership with you.  Thank you for praying with us and for us. Thank you for becoming educated citizens and then taking action by making phone calls, sending e-mails, and/or making trips to the State Capitol.  We are also grateful for those who financially support our efforts through sacrificially giving.

Your end-of-year financial gift will enable us to continue our work in 2015. Click here to donate.

CWA of Georgia wishes you a blessed Advent season and wonderful New Year!

Tanya DittyState Director

Important Information on Common Core: Standards Revisions and Study Committee Hearing

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Common Core Standards Revisions
In 2013 Gov. Nathan Deal signed an Executive Order asking the State Board of Education (SBOE) to review the Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics standards. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has completed the revision process of the standards, and they are now asking for public comment on the revisions.

The survey for the revised standards will be posted for 60 days of public review and comment from November 12, 2014, through January 10, 2015. The draft revised standards and public feedback will be presented to the Georgia State Board of Education on January 15, 2015, for approval.

Click here to access the revised Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and public survey. We recommend the following action items:

  1. Open the revised standards documents for both English Language Arts and Mathematics. Review carefully both the current standards (left column) and the proposed standards (right column).
  2. Click on the survey links to submit recommended changes to either or both the current standards and any of the recommended proposed standards.

Please let your voice be heard concerning the Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics standards. Before the holiday season gets underway, take time to review and comment on the proposed changes.

House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education
The final meeting of the House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education will be held Thursday, November 20, at 1:00 p.m. in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (room 606) at 18 Capitol Square, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

This meeting will be to finalize any recommendations. Per the office of Rep. Brooks Coleman – there will be no presentations or public comment.

If possible, please attend this final hearing.

Common Core – Archived Articles

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2014 Legislative Session

Urgent! Common Core – Bad House Bill Resurfaces in Georgia

Georgia House Ed Committee Strikes Down SB 167

CWA of Georgia No Longer Supports SB 167

GA Common Core Update – SB 167 Moves Forward – Hearing This Wednesday, March 5

SB 167 passes out of Senate and now heads to the House!

Common Core victory in Georgia! Next step

It’s official! Georgia Common Core bill to be heard this Thursday, February 20

SB 167, Common Core legislation will not be heard Feb. 18

Warning! Georgia House Leaders Attempting to Rebrand Common Core

Update! Georgia Common Core bill to be heard this Thursday, Feb. 13

Common Core Discussion: They are not Your Children, Children Belong to their parents

Common Core Action Items: Postcard Campaign (by January 10) and Rally (February 4 – State Capitol)


2013 Common Core News

State School Board Seeks to Stifle Public Comment on Common Core

Common Core Action Item: Georgia State School Board meeting

Common Core: Setting the record straight in Georgia – AJC Editorial

Digital textbooks ignite Common Core controversy – MJD news article

Keep current on the efforts to withdraw Georgia from the Common Core.

Light up the Governor’s Switchboard

Where Do Georgia’s Elected Officials Stand on Common Core?

CWA of GA responds to recent news articles on the Common Core

New reports reveal Common Core standards are inferior to Georgia Performance Standards

Current Georgia News on the Common Core

Great success! Confronting the Common Core Events

CWA of Georgia responds to Gov. Deal’s Executive Orde

The tide is turning on the Common Core in Georgia!

Calls needed by April 25 – Halt funding for Common Core

Common Core Education Events in Georgia

Update: Common Core Update on S.B. 167

Standing room only at Common Core events

SB 167 hearing

Open Letter to Gov. Nathan Deal

Open Letter to Georgia Parents

Bill introduced to withdrawal Georgia from the Common Core (National) Standards

Something’s awry in Georgia classrooms

Georgia’s Children: The Next Federal Power Grab

Common Core Education Event Coming To Blairsville

Common Core Update for Georgia – Action Item Included

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Over two and half years ago, a groundswell of support began growing all across this state to withdraw Georgia from the Common Core standards, national tests and the intrusive data-tracking system. This past March, the state legislature failed to pass SB 167, and, as a result, Georgia continues to align itself with the national standards and testing movement, In addition, the collection and tracking of student data by the Georgia Department of Education and private vendors goes unabated.

We must continue to fight against the reckless decision of Georgia’s former governor to shackle Georgia’s students to unvetted and untested standards.  The State Board of Education and the House Education Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education are hosting hearings over the next three months. Take action today by attending the meetings and speaking out against the Common Core.  Citizens can sign up to speak, and we highly encourage you to do so.

Here are the details:

  • The State Board of Education (SBOE) is holding hearings on the Common Core in each congressional district. The meeting for each district is announced in the legal organs of each county two weeks prior to the meeting.  Citizens are encouraged to sign up to speak at the meetings. Click here for the meeting dates/times. (list updated 8-21-14)
  • The Georgia House of Representatives passed H.R. 550, a resolution that created the House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education.  The study committee is holding four hearings.  Citizens are encouraged to sign up to speak at the meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2014.  Click here for details.

Pray without ceasing for Gov. Nathan Deal and the State Board of Education members that they will come to understand that the influencers of the Common Core mean harm for Georgia students. Pray they will take decisive action today to return control of all education decisions to the citizens of Georgia.

CWA of Georgia will not rest until we have reversed course and stopped the national standards movement in Georgia. It is imperative that all outside influences, including the federal government get out of the education business in Georgia. Educational solutions for Georgia children should be made in the state of Georgia.

Stay up-to-date on all education issues impacting Georgia students at ga.cwfa.org.