State defends Common Core model – The Newnan Times-Herald

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Jun

State defends Common Core model – The Newnan Times-Herald

State education officials want to set the record straight on “Common Core” education standards.

Officials responded to complaints made at a town hall meeting in Senoia last week by Common Core opponent Angelia Bean. A story about Bean’s presentation was published in Saturday’s Newnan Times-Herald.

“There were a lot of things attributed to her that are not factual. And I want to be sure the facts are out there,” said Dorie Turner Nolt, assistant director of communications for the Georgia Department of Education.

Bean claimed the Common Core standards are lower standards than what Georgia had previously and that Common Core is “the nail in the coffin for local control and parental control.”

“That is not correct,” said Nolt. “We are a local controlled state.”

Common Core standards were not put out by the federal government, Nolt said. Instead, they were created by two organizations: the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association for Best Practices.

“It’s not a federal standard, it is not the federal government releasing anything,” Nolt said. “The people who released this are not federal employees, they are not Arne Duncan (U.S. education secretary), they are not Barack Obama.”

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