Press Releases

Press Release: Support SB 355

February, 15, 2016

Georgia Parents and Teachers United announces full support of Georgia Senate Bill (SB) 355 sponsored by Senator William Ligon. This vital bill provides for student and teacher rights regarding dangerous federally required standardized testing mandates, such as the Georgia Milestones. SB 355 will begin to return the joy of teaching and learning to the classroom. (Read More)


Georgians to Stop Common Core: GA Department of Ed Needs to Impose Moratorium to allow time for public comment and to Determine if Secretive, Three-Year Conditional Waiver Agreement is Necessary – or Legal.

March 20, 2015
For Immediate Release:

Once again, the Georgia Department of Education (GA DoE) plans to enter into a major, long-term agreement with the Federal Government with virtually no public input.

Georgians to Stop Common Core (GTSCC) learned yesterday that the GA DoE has just posted Georgia’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Flexibility Waiver application for public comment that is due by March 25.
http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Documents/Title%20I%2c%20Part%20A/Georgia%20%27s%20ESEA%20Flexibility%20Waiver.pdf   (Read More)


Press Release: Rejects Common Core Rebrand by State Board of Education

GEORGIANS to STOP COMMON CORE

Rejects Common Core Rebrand by State Board of Education

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2015

In a surprising move, the Georgia State Board of Education voted to change the name of Georgia’s unchanged educational standards at its February 19th meeting.  State Board ChairHelen Rice announced the new name, saying, “the old brand, ‘Common Core,’ has been hi-jacked,” and that she “no longer feel[s] like it represents what we are working toward.”https://vimeo.com/120210222        (Read More)


Press Release: Announces Conference/Networking Event February 28

GEORGIANS to STOP COMMON CORE

Announces Conference/Networking Event February 28

For Immediate Release:

February 17, 2015

Statewide grassroots activist group, Georgians to Stop Common Core will hold its first educational conference and networking event Saturday, February 28 at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, in Norcross, from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm:  (Read More)