Georgia is withdrawing from the Common Core national assessments, and neighboring Florida could soon follow suit.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R), along with Superintendent John Barge, sent a letter to the district superintendents throughout the Peach State last week announcing the decision.
Georgia’s move highlights both immediate, practical concerns and long-term concerns over Common Core. Deal made clear that “Georgia can create an equally rigorous measurement without the high costs associated with this particular test.”
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