State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been named co-chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives’ Role of Federal Government in Education Study Committee.
House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, announced the appointment Friday.
“Education is one of the most important issues that we address as policymakers,” Ralston said. “Funding, mandates, and other directives that come down from the federal government, as they relate to education, deserve a thorough review by leaders in our state from time to time. I plan to ask this committee to examine these issues as well as the role the federal government played in the adoption of the Common Core state standards.”
The committee will hold its first meeting Wednesday at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building in Atlanta.
Other legislators named to the committee are Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, co-chairman; Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper; Rep. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville; and Rep. Mike Glanton, D-Jonesboro. Superintendents, teachers, parents and grandparents and state Board of Education Chairwoman Helen Rice of LaGrange also have been named to the panel.