Common Core tug of war continues


CONTINUES TONIGHT AFTER GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL TRIES TO BLOCK COMMON CORE AND THE TEST TIED TO IT. SETTING UP MASS CONFUSION AMONG THE STATES EDUCATION LEADERS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS. AS SCHOOLS IN LOUISIANA ARE ALREADY USING THE NATIONAL ACADEMIC STANDARDS. WDSU REPORTER ANDY CUNNINGHAM IS LIVE AT 6 IN C-B-D WITH MORE.. ANDY? THE MOVE PUT THE GOVERNOR AT ODDS WITH EDUCATION AND BUSINESS LEADERS…IN AN EFFORT TO SEND A MESSAGE… NOW THE QUESTION IS, WHO COMES OUT ON TOP? ONE DAY AFTER THE GOVERNOR SAID…HE WANTS TO END COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND ITS TEST IN LOUISIANA… CONFUSION IS GROWING OVER WHAT’S NEXT. Leslie Jacobs… FORMER MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, LESLIE JACOBS SAID THERE ARE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT COULD HAPPEN, FROM A CONTINUED STANDOFF BETWEEN JINDAL AND THE STATES TOP EDUCATION LEADERS TO LITIGATION. Leslie Jacobs… ON WEDNESDAY JINDAL ACKNOWLEDGED HE CAN’T SCRAP COMMON CORE ENTIRELY WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE LEGISLATURE OR THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD. JACOBS SAID WHAT HE HAS DONE IS DIRECTED THE DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION TO SUSPEND THE VENDOR THAT IS CONTRACTED TO SUPPLY THE TEST… Leslie Jacobs… Ethan Ashley… DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR THE BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS… ETHAN ASHLEY. Ethan Ashley… ASHLEY ARGUES, HUNDREDS OF THOUANDS OF LOUISANA SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE ALREADY FOLLOWING THE STANDARDS SET OUT BY COMMON CORE, A SET OF NATIONAL ACADEMIC STANDARDS ADOPTED BY MORE THAN 40 STATES. ALLOWING THOSE STATES TO COMPARE THEIR STUDENTS PERFORMANCE TO OTHERS, IN ENGLISH AND MATH. Leslie Jacobs…in my opionion…this will end up in the courts… SURPRISING, THIS HAS ALSO SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE. MANY POLTICIAL INSIDERS SAY THIS MOVE WAS LIKELY TO GAIN SUPPORT WITH TEA PARTY SUPPORTERS AND CONSERVATIVE VOTERS THAT COULD HELP THE LIKELY 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. SCOTT. SCOTT AD-LIBS THANKS LOUISIANA DROPS OUT OF COMMON CORE ENTIRELY, IT WOULD BE THE FOURTH STATE TO REJECT THE NATIONAL STANDARDS BEHIND INDIANA, OKLAHOMA AND SOUTH CAROLINA. TAKING A LIVE LOOK OUTSIDE

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