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Debate surrounds review of Ga. education standards

Georgia Education
Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 23, 2013
and last updated 2014-05-04 19:42:27-04

ATLANTA (AP) - As Georgia education officials prepare to set guidelines for a review of national academic standards, some worry that calls for change are being driven by politics -- not education.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1aicR4x) that the state Board of Education this week will set the parameters for the review. It was ordered by Gov. Nathan Deal.

The governor has asked the board to develop a social studies curriculum that teaches students the importance of American government, the country's founding documents, citizenship, economics education and fiscal responsibility.

Some Republicans and tea partyers oppose the national standards, known as Common Core.

In Georgia, Deal and some other Republicans have expressed concern that Georgia students aren't learning enough about the country's founding and are not being schooled on fiscal responsibility