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A push-back against national Common Core school standards from Georgia Republicans spawns belief that the standards are an intrusion of local control, according to a story by The Christian Science Monitor.

Charles S. Bullock, the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science in the School for Public and International Affairs, said these misgivings about the federal government are nothing new in Georgia.

“This notion of giving emphasis to local and state control as opposed to federal control ties back into this general distrust of government … and lends itself to bumper sticker sloganeering … in a state that has long been one that’s been suspicious of federal government along a number of dimensions,” Bullock said.