State superintendent candidates contend with Common Core

The hottest topic in the campaign for Georgia school superintendent is who sets the standards.

Specifically, the question that has divided the Republicans seeking that office is: Should Georgia keep following the Common Core, a nationwide set of standards many conservatives loathe.

Gov. Nathan Deal is a Common Core supporter, but he has called for a review. The superintendent candidate with the biggest campaign bankroll has also taken that position.

The Democratic candidates, along with education and business groups, like Common Core. Some GOP candidates, and many tea party activists, decry it as a federal intrusion into state control over public education

We tell you about it in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where you’ll also find a list of the people running for your local school board.