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Federal Government's Role in Education Study Committee

HR 550 creates the House Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education. The composition of the committee includes the House Education Committee Chair and the House Higher Education Committee Chair or a person designated by them. It will also include three additional House members, a State Board of Education member, three local superintendents, three teachers, and three parents or grandparents. The purpose of the committee is to study the federal government’s role in public education and whether a recommendation should be made that the United States Department of Education be abolished.


2014 final Report: Federal Government's Role in Education

Committee Members:
House Members Superintendents
Rep. Brooks Coleman, Co-Chairman Robert Avossa, Fulton County Superintendent
Rep. Carl Rogers, Co-Chairman  Charles Wilson, Bulloch County Superintendent
Rep. Rick Jasperse Mark Scott, Houston County Superintendent
Rep. Buzz Brockway
Rep. Mike Glanton
Teachers Parent/Guardians
Justin Adams, Butts County Schools Misty Skedgell, Cobb County
Sarah Ballew Welch, Fannin County Schools Hubert Parker, Gilmer County
Beth Blakenship, Webster County Schools Eric Johnson, Lowndes County
State Board of Education
Helen Rice, State Board Chair
House Staff
Cortney Gillham, Policy Analyst

Committee Documents:
Meeting # 4: October, 21, 2014: Gainesville, GA
APUSH_College Board presentation_v7 10 20 14.pptx
Common Core Calm in the Classroom JCoes.pptx 
Dorothy Kitching2.pdf
GA PTA Presentation - Dr. Detrius Jones.pptx
GSTA Position Statement for NGSS_FINAL.pdf
Jo Claire Mitchell.ppt
June Miller.docx
MCOHEN Testimony GA 102114.pdf
Michael Scupin.docx
Sam Letson.docx
Sheneka Williams.pptx
Spangler House Committee 102114.pptx
Tanya Ditty.pptx
Testimony by Caitlin McMunn Dooley.docx

Meeting # 3: September 24, 2014 - Milledgeville, GA
DOE_Special Education Presentation.ppt

James Milgram - georgia-details-on-validation-and-related-matters.ppsx

- James Milgram - GA testimony House Study Committee - 9-24-14.pdf
Jane Robbins - GA House Educastion Study Committee 9-24.ppsx
- Jane Robbins - GA testimony House Study Committee - 9-24-14 with PPT.pdf
Joy Pullman GA testimony House Study Committee - 9-24-14.pdf
Richard Innes - GA testimony House Study Committee - 9-24-14.pdf
Sandra Stotsky - GA testimony House Study Committee - 9-24-14.pdf
Steven Rummelsburg - GA testimony House Study Committee.pdf
Tanya Ditty- GA House Educastion Study Committee 9-24.ppsx
 - Tanya Ditty- GA House Educastion Study Committee 9-24.pdf
Thatcher Common Core Presentation (Georgia).pptx

Meeting # 2: August 25, 2014
Angela Palm - GSBA.pdf
Dorothy Kitching.pdf
Dr. Jennifer Wunder.pdf
Jody Brooks - GAE.pdf
Rhonda Ware - GAE.pdf
Scott Austensen - DOE.pdf

Meeting # 1: July 30, 2014

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