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Local control with parental involvement is the key to improving education for all of Georgia’s children.
As a father and grandfather David knows we must ensure our kids and grandkids have a great education if we want them to find good work and be prepared for the jobs of the future.  Georgia’s economic success is tied to their success.
The fact that it took Nathan Deal so long to make any announcement on Common Core is an indication of the problem we have in the Governor’s office. It would have taken me 3 seconds to reject it in its entirety.
Worse, apparently Deal only rejected the cost of the standardized test. This means, apparently, that Deal supports the idea of Common Core, just not the cost.
The problem with Common Core is not just the cost of a standardized test – it is the concept itself.
I believe strongly that, if we truly want to give our children the best education, we need to decentralize education from the federal and state levels to the local communities.


Listen to Mayor Pennington discuss education: