If you hated the the 2014 Braves, you might love the 2014 World Series. The Braves drove us to distraction and brought “termination” to Frank Wren, the general manager who built them, by swinging big, missing big and spitting the bit in September.
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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
That Common Core legislation that has so infuriated educators? Expect some big changes to it before the session is out.
Gov. Nathan Deal, whose staff helped draft the controversial legislation, said it is “not a finished product” and that revisions were on the way.
Senate Bill 167 calls for a review of whether the state should stay within Common Core, the national education standards that have ticked off tea party members and other conservatives who fear a takeover of education policy. But educators also fear the language would prevent students from being tested on material tied to the standards, such as the SAT and ACT.
“This is not a finished product at this point in time, so I think until we see what the finished product is, it’s premature … I don’t think anyone wants to set Georgians’ education back. I certainly do not and I would not sign anything that I think would be a step in the wrong direction. I do think we have to address concerns, concerns of the public and within the education community. And we have to do it in a responsible fashion.”