2011-2012 Regular Session - SB 426
"The Teach Freedom Act"; enact; modify requirements for instruction in U.S. history, American government and civics, economics, and social studies
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to enact "The Teach Freedom Act"; to modify requirements for instruction in United States history, American government and civics, economics, and social studies; to establish Celebrate Freedom Week in elementary and middle school grades; to require the Department of Education to develop a website for resources and instructional support; to require that the Professional Standards Commission and the Department of Education cooperatively develop an online course on America's founding philosophy and principles to be offered as professional learning units; to provide for legislative progress reports; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/15/2012 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/09/2012 - Senate Hopper