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State Sen. William Ligon, R-St. Simons Island, has some unfinished business to take care of during the upcoming session of the state Legislature.
In 2013, Ligon set in motion a pair of bills that would block the state from implementing the Common Core Curriculum, a set of national education standards voluntarily adopted by 45 states. Senate Bills 167 and 203 remain in the Senate, and Ligon says his goal is to get both considered this year.
The Legislature will convene Jan. 13 for 40 legislative days, which typically last into April.
“Currently, federal educational grants generally bypass the Legislature, leaving out the voice of the people who pay the taxes, yet these grants create new, unproven and expensive policy directions which drive up state and local costs for education,” Ligon said. “These bills would help return authority over education back to Georgia’s citizens.”