House Education Committee statement of state School Chief John Barge on Senate Bill 167, a bill banning national standards and testing based on national testing in Georgia:
· Members of the House Education Committee, Ladies and Gentlemen.
· I’m State School Superintendent John Barge and I’m here today to speak against Senate Bill 167.
· While I appreciate that my staff has been given the opportunity to offer some amendments to make this palatable, it still has many fundamental flaws to even remotely support this bill.
· This bill is riddled with language that would throw our education system into chaos.