Efforts last year to defeat Common Core in Georgia were unsuccessful, but legislators are likely to discuss concerns that still exist regarding the education standards.
Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, said he worries that continuing with Common core “could be a continued spin down for public education,” and could result in increased enrollment for private schools or homeschooling.
In November, suggested revisions to Common Core were posted by the state Board of Education. The revisions were primarily changes in wording for the sake of clarification and to reduce redundancy.
The revisions were made following an executive order from Gov. Nathan Deal for a formal evaluation.
Quality Basic Education Act funding will also likely be tackled. This formula, designed to fund a basic education for all students, has come under scrutiny. It calculates funding for public education in kindergarten through 12th grade, and is based on factors including, primarily, student enrollment.
Other topics coming up in the 2015 legislature