Jindal outlines his proposal for getting rid of Common Core

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to remove Common Core from state public schools would return Louisiana to its old education standards and testing until new benchmarks are developed.

The governor Wednesday outlined the broad parameters of three bills he’ll push to stop Louisiana from using the Common Core standards and testing. The proposals will be considered in the legislative session that begins April 13.

Jindal wants to establish a new process for developing Louisiana’s education standards. Under his proposal, the state’s public schools would use grade level expectations approved in 2004 and the LEAP and iLEAP standardized testing associated with them.

Those would stay in place until new standards are approved.

The proposal is expected to be contentious. Attempts to remove Common Core from Louisiana schools failed last year with lawmakers.


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