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Deal Orders Common Core Review

Updated: 1 year ago.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered an extensive review of national education guidelines known as Common Core standards. Deal also asked the State Board of Education to "un-adopt" part of the program that includes sample English test selections that some parents object to. (Photo Courtesy of State of Georgia.)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered an extensive review of national education guidelines known as Common Core standards.

Deal also asked the State Board of Education to "un-adopt" part of the program that includes sample English test selections that some parents object to.

Deal also asked the board to develop a new social studies curriculum that emphasizes, among other things, civic and fiscal responsibility. The governor also urged members to come up with a model reading list for school boards across Georgia.

Deal's order signals his declining support for Common Core amid criticism that the guidelines are a federal takeover of education policy. The voluntary set of reading and math standards has become a divisive issue in Georgia politics.

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