Legislators seek public comment on education

LAWRENCEVILLE — Legislators hope to hear from parents and teachers as well as education officials, during a committee meeting set for Gwinnett Wednesday.

The joint session of the state House and Senate Education committees will be held at Georgia Gwinnett College, beginning with a meeting with local superintendents at 3 p.m. After hearing from board of education members at 4:15 p.m., a public listening session is slated for 6:30 to 9 p.m., where teachers, parents and community members are encouraged to participate.

Rep. Brooks Coleman, retired school principal from Duluth who chairs the House committee, said the meeting is part of a statewide tour to receive feedback on issues like the controversial Common Core curriculum.

In addition to members of the education committees, other local legislators are expected to attend.

Thursday’s session will be held in the library at Georgia Gwinnett College, on the third floor for the Superintendent and board meetings and in the Student Center LVIS room for the listening sessions.