LPSS Superintendent disappointed with governor - KLFY News 10

LPSS Superintendent disappointed with governor

Disappointed is the word Lafayette Parish School Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper used when asked about Governor Bobby Jindal’s back pedaling on common core. It wasn't that long ago that governor Jindal praised common core saying it would "raise expectations for every child. “ Fast forward to present day the governor is now joining other legislators trying to uproot years’ worth of time, money and effort. Superintendent Cooper said this is a political move that if approved would have negative effects throughout our state.

"He's got a pretty good track record of courting the national scene as opposed to helping Louisiana and Louisiana’s children. I do think it will be hard to scrap common core despite what he is saying. I think there will be some backlash and lawsuits” said Dr. Cooper.

According to Superintendent Cooper, others are joining the effort to scrap common core.

“My own association the Superintendents association and the Louisiana School Board Association are trying to undo it also. That's particularly upsetting because they are my fellow superintendents, fellow educators, and school board members who are supposed to be protecting our children. But how are you protecting them when you are willing to keep something that's kept our state 49th in the country?”

Dozens of educators recently signed a letter, which reads "We value the work we have done, our students have done, our parents have done, and we are here to insist you value that work too."

State superintendent of education John White told a Senate Finance Committee Monday that eliminating common core and state testing aligned with the new standards would cost about five million dollars initially to develop new tests in the first year and to administer them.

Dr. Cooper said if common core is scraped in the Bayou State he will keep it in play until he absolutely has to stop.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    Wanted : Brandi Comeaux

    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
    A Lafayette woman is sought by police for refusing to provide medical attention for a juvenile who sustained a broken jaw during an altercation after she allegedly provided alcohol to a group of minors.More >>
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,More >>
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,More >>
  • Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    Happy Labor Day Acadiana!  Isolated showers and storms will fade away this evening with skies turning mostly clear overnight.  The weather wont be changing much for the short work week.  Each day should see highs in the lower 90s with partly cloudy skies along with an isolated rain chance for the afternoon hours.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.