PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Georgia House of Representatives is expected to vote on whether or not the state will continue with the "Common Core" initiative that a majority of the country uses for students in grade school.
Senate Bill 167 proposes the Peach State remove itself from the Common Core standards for students.
The state senate passed the bill a few weeks ago.
Those standards ensure that students are prepared for college or their career.
Georgia would then come up with its own standard for academics that would be reviewed by the State Board of Education at least once every five years.
Dr. Eric Payne, with Houston County Schools, says he'd like for the Common Core to continue.
"I think it's important that when these decisions are being made that the educators are at the table helping make these decisions. It's very important for all stake holders to be involved, business people, parents obviously," Payne said.
"We want them at the table as well, but educators are the ones with the hands in the dirt that can tell you what's being done on a daily basis, and I think our opinions should be included in that decision making process," he said.
Payne mentioned with the high volume of military families moving in an out of town, especially at Robins Air Force Base, some consistency makes it easier on those families.
The House is expected to come up with a decision in the next couple of days. If the bill passes, it's up to Governor Nathan Deal to sign it to turn it into law.