Ethics Complaints Directed at Louisiana Education Officials Prompts Bill

louisiana-state-flag-2Associated Press reports there has been legislation filed that will be heard tomorrow in a Louisiana House committee related to ethics questions and complaints directed at State Superintendent of Education John White and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education president Chas Roemer.

Among the complaints, Common Core opponents have particularly criticized Superintendent of Education John White for his affiliation with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers, which developed the testing material tied to Common Core that Louisiana uses.

Questions also have been raised about the sister of Chas Roemer, head of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, working as president of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and about BESE member Kira Orange Jones, who received ethics clearance several years ago to stay on the board while working for Teach for America.

Some of those types of affiliations would be prohibited under proposed legislation.

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