Let Common Core continue as planned for Louisiana schools

Thursday, June 5, 2014

At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans last weekend, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he and his staff were "looking at all possibilities we can take if the Legislature doesn't act" on Common Core.

Lawmakers did act. The Legislature passed bills this spring protecting student privacy, ensuring that school districts can develop their own curriculum and providing for parents to review the instructional materials used by their child's school.

They just didn't do the thing that would get Gov. Jindal the most points with the national conservative audience he is courting. They didn't agree to delay the implementation of Common Core standards or opt out of the tests that will allow Louisiana students to be compared to their peers nationally.

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