×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 8028

Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:12
Gov. Jindal Sends out Memo on Common Core Conflict
Written by 

jindal-angryToday, Gov. Bobby Jindal's office sent out a memorandum debunking statements made by the Louisiana Superintendent of Education and the President of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that it is illegal for the state not to follow the Common Core Standards and implement the PARCC assessment.

 

The memorandum concludes that (1) the legislature has not adopted Common Core or PARCC; (2) the law requires that standards-based assessments are based on "nationally recognized content standards," but does not define that term. In other words, PARCC does not have to be the provider of these standards; and (3) The law does not specify specific content standards for Louisiana and does not prohibit the state from developing its own content standards.

The memorandum is part of an ongoing conflict between Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent John White. Jindal, who was previously a Common Core supporter, is now opposing the standards. White, who has been a longtime Jindal ally, is now "accusing the governor of violating the civil rights of poor children with his abrupt decision last week to renounce the Common Core academic standards." In an interview, White said to Politico that Jindal is "breaking the law, trampling the state constitution - and crushing the dreams of low-income minority students."

Jindal and White have previously cooperated on expansion of the statewide voucher program and the startup of a "course choice" program that lets student build an a la carte education.

White's attack on Jindal came after Jindal issued an executive order last week to sever all ties with the Common Core standards and the PARCC consortium.

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Edwards gets Graves challenge on Louisiana flood relief money
  • Gov. Edwards's pugnacious state of union gave wrong Louisiana vision
  • Trump plus 80 days: Jim Brown, Bernie Pinsonat talk US, Louisiana politics
  • Trump should be like Reagan, not like Bush

graves c 3Shades of Katrina?

    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

Read More

jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

Read More

jim bernieIs Russia now our enemy, once again?

Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

Read More

Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1