Jindal moves away from Common Core standards - KLFY News 10

Jindal moves away from Common Core standards

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Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After months of sidestepping questions on whether Louisiana should continue its use of the Common Core standards, Gov. Bobby Jindal has edged into the legislative debate.

He said Louisiana should develop its own education benchmarks. He said he supports high standards, but believes parents have legitimate concerns with Common Core.

Now that Jindal's staked out a position, people on both sides of the disagreement are wondering how hard the governor will push to change Louisiana's educational course.

Jindal's office offered its support Wednesday to two failed bills that could have allowed Louisiana to move away from Common Core and develop its own standards and testing. But Jindal didn't throw his full weight behind the effort to pass either bill.

Jindal says he expects legislative debate over education standards to continue.

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4/5/2014 11:23:55 AM (GMT -5:00)

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