Fight over Common Core in Louisiana continues with BESE special meeting


The battle over Louisiana's use of Common Core education standard will continue at a special meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) on Tuesday.

State education leaders are set to discuss Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order to get rid of the standards.

While lawmakers and education leaders go back and forth on this issue, teachers are the ones in the middle of the dispute and they are not sure where to turn.

The president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said educators are feeling mixed emotions right now, all of which, he said, could have been avoided if questions about Common Core were answered years ago.

"The bottom line is our state suffers, our kids suffer and the future becomes very dark for the state," said Steve Monaghan, president of the LFT. "It's up to the governor and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to figure this out and get it done.

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