Jindal announces action to remove Common Core tests
The state may have not done anything about Common Core this Legislative session, but Gov. Bobby Jindal took executive actions Wednesday to do so.
The governor announced Thursday afternoon that he took action to remove the state from Common Core tests.
Jindal said the state should look at other options rather than using a consortium called the Partnership for Assesment of Readiness for College and Careers.
“We need to start the process over,” Jindal said.
Jindal's executive order is to prevent the state Department of Education from testing and prohibit the expenditure of funds for the testing.
He also said he opposes Common Core as a federal government policy rush implementation of a one size fits all.
“I have no interest in demonizing those who might disagree with me on this issue,” Jindal said. “We need Louisiana standards and Louisiana tests for Louisiana schools.”
State Superintendent of Education John White said prior to Jindal’s announcement on Common Core that the governor’s decision would spark legal questions. The Common Core program requires students in public schools to meet new standards in reading, writing and math.