Common Core – Legislative Debate

We’re on the second of three workdays for the General Assembly, as lawmakers scramble to make a Crossover Day deadline on Monday. The House starts at 10 a.m.,  and the Senate starts at 1 p.m.

By Jim Galloway
AJC

We’re on the second of three workdays for the General Assembly, as lawmakers scramble to make a Crossover Day deadline on Monday. The House starts at 10 a.m.,  and the Senate starts at 1 p.m.

The Senate has just three bills on the calendar, but one of them is likely to be the subject of heated debate. SB 167 , an anti-Common Core bill, would prohibit the collecting and sharing of student data, bar state agencies from making any commitments relating to the federal education grant program called “Race to the Top,” and require hearings and public input before the adoption of state academic standards.

Our new bill tracker gives SB 167  a 45 percent chance of passing. 

The House has 19 bills, including HB 449, which would place most 911 calls out of the reach of the press and other news media, and HB 803, which would require law enforcement agencies to develop policies for dealing with domesticated animals.

Moral Monday falls on a Tuesday this week. Activists will march around the capitol from 11:30 to 1 to promote women’s rights and reproductive freedom.

Wednesday will be a bear.

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