Gov. Nathan Deal Wednesday issued an executive order regarding Georgia’s adoption of a new set of education standards, called the Common Core. The order comes after some Republican lawmakers have publicly opposed the standards.
The governor’s order states that federal education standards won’t be imposed on Georgia. He also distinguished between standards and curriculum.
Five of six suspended members of the DeKalb County school board have petitioned Gov. Deal to get their seats back. The governor suspended, and then replaced, the six members at the recommendation of the state board of education.
Former board chair Eugene Walker, Jesse Cunningham, Donna Edler, Sarah Copelin-Wood, and Pam Speaks are the five who’ve submitted petitions. Gov. Deal’s spokesperson Brian Robinson says the clock is ticking.