Anti- Freedom Legislation that has been passed in Georgia

SB 410 School Ratings: CCRPI Law

This bill eliminates the direct reporting of student achievement.  This makes the College and Career Ready Performance Index possible. The school ratings now reflect achievement gap closure and "student progress."  However, "student progress," as this law has been implemented, does not mean progress outside of grade level expectations.  School ratings now include financial efficiency, resource efficiency, student participation in standardized testing, student health surveys, data on student behavioral and school-based relations, and teacher and parent surveys.  For the first time, actual student achievement scores will not be reported directly.

SB 410 Voted on in 2012 as sponsored by:
(1) Williams, Tommie 19th(2) Mullis, Jeff 53rd(3) Rogers, Chip 21st
(4) Jeffares, Rick 17th(5) Heath, Bill 31st(6) Ligon, Jr., William 3rd
SB 410 School Ratings.pdf
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HB 131 from 2014
Georgia citizens are outraged over the errors and mistruths in the new AP (Advanced Placement) U. S. History course materials. Rather than learning from primary source documents as one would expect in advanced courses, the AP related textbooks are inaccurate and biased. But our Georgia legislators voted for the AP and IB (International Baccalaureate) monopoly. HB 131, passed in 2013, adds “rigor” requirements for the HOPE scholarship phased in over 3 years. The ONLY courses that fulfill this requirement in English and History offered onsite in Georgia’s high schools are AP or IB. Georgia legislators voted to give two private companies authority over what Georgia’s advanced high school students learn in History and English. The AP program headquarters is located in the state of New York and the IB program was founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland.
HB 131.pdf
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HB 244 Teacher Evaluation System linked to Common Core Implementation
This bill requires a state database of teacher performance evaluations for local school systems and charter schools. The ratings will be based on annual state assessments aligned with state standards. The testing must count for at least 50% of the evaluation. Student growth and academic achievement measures are identified in the evaluation system, but the student growth model is invalid as an academic measure when the testing is grade level specific. Perception data and documentation of practice measured using observation rubrics by credentialed evaluators will also be used in the evaluation of teachers. Principals will no longer be subject to perception data obtained from teachers.
HB 244.pdf
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Details and Wording on the Teacher Evaluation System
Georgia HB 244 Teacher Evaluation Law.do
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HB 766 Work Based Learning
This bill expands work based learning, eliminates the requirement that students be compensated for their work, adds workers for "government enterprise" and requires "employability skill development," that targets attitudes and beliefs, a psychological domain that has traditionally been off limits without parental consent in public education.
HB 766.pdf
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What is wrong with work based learning legislation?
This file takes the actual wording from the bill and explains how it creates a fascist system within our public schools.
HB 766 Work Based Learning.docx
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HB 115
Passed in 2013 by Georgia's General Assembly, this makes local school boards subject to accreditation agencies outside our state. In addition, attorney fees to defend local school board members in issues involving accreditation will be the responsibility of the local school board member and cannot be paid with public funds.
HB 115.pdf
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HB 713
Career education beginning in Kindergarten, the legislature has pre-selected career paths and by passed parents, community members, and local boards of education. The Career Clusters are trademarked. This causes concern because local school districts must adhere to these topics.
HB 713.pdf
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HB 283 from 2013
State over reach into local public schools is expanded including the establishment of a statewide database tracking teacher employment, incentives for principals to participate in a statewide accountability system, training requirements for state mandated performance evaluations, required training for local board of education members, technology upgrade requirements, price fixing for online learning providers rather than instructors, authority shared with charter agencies, the establishment of a state office on charter school compliance, special facilities funding for charters, provisions that charters may use local school facilities free of charge, and the establishment of a state run non-profit to promote public-private partnerships (crony corporatism/fascism).
HB 283.pdf
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What is wrong with the charter system and public-private partnerships in HB 283?
Georgia HB 283.docx
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HB 797
"The department shall assist in securing federal and other institutional grant funds to establish the commission." This commission is not elected, but appointed. The charter school commission is to, "conduct facility and curriculum reviews." They are also to work with local boards of education to utilize excess space for charter schools. Locally elected officials and citizens are bypassed in favor of appointed commissioners.
HB 797.pdf
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SB 289
This bill requires the State Board of Education to establish rules and regulations that maximize online learning. By 2015-2016, this bill requires the State Board of Education to offer all end of course assessments online. The online learning must be approved by the appointed State Board of Education. A local school system shall not prohibit it, even if an equivalent class is offered in person. The local school systems shall pay for it. Parents, citizens and local officials are by passed with these requirements.
SB 289.pdf
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HB 400

Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy
As sponsored by Fran Millar and others
HB 400.pdf
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