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Posted: Wednesday, 04 June 2014 6:09AM

Jindal considering action to stop Common Core

Governor Jindal is looking at his options when it comes to ending Louisiana's involvement with Common Core. Attempts to end the state's participation with the new math and english standards were unsuccessful in the legislative session. Jindal says he may be able to remove Louisiana from Common Core with executive action.
"There are options, there are some things we can do," Jindal said. "We've talked to lawyers and staff as well to see what we can do."

 State Superintendent of Education John White says Jindal doesn't have legal authority to end the state's participation with Common Core.
White believes Common Core is right for Louisiana. The superintendent says the tests are more rigorous under Common Core, which will help promote critical thinking and raise expectations of student performance. But Jindal says Louisiana should set its own education standards, not the federal government.
"There's a rush to implement these standards, without listening to the concern of parents."

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