Common Core-related bills stalled in Louisiana Senate

Friday, May 23, 2014

A handful of bills popular with Louisiana's anti-Common Core community are still awaiting debate in the Senate Education Committee and some members of the public want to know why.

Frustrated with the lack of movement on the legislation, those who rallied against the Common Core academic standards have bombarded state Sen. Conrad Appel, head of the Senate Education Committee, and others with questions about the status of a package of bills brought by Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington.

The group of bills includes a measure that would put some limitations on what student data could be shared outside of Louisiana; a proposal that would allow school districts to select their own textbooks and curricula; and a piece of legislation that would allow parents to review the instructional materials being given to their children.

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