The members of the Louisiana House of Representatives who negotiated new education standards now say BESE is not agreeing to a spirit of compromise.
AP reports that “only a few hundred people” participated in the first month of public comment that is part of Louisiana’s Common Core review.
The Louisiana Department of Education have made it next to impossible for parents to offer general feedback on Common Core at their public review portal.
Mercedes Schneider wrote a good piece on Friday that points out that Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White says Louisiana is taking the PARCC assessments, but there is no way the state could possibly be administer PARCC. An excerpt: It is clear that Pearson is responsible for the PARCC assessments. It is also clear on […]
The battle over Common Core rages on in the Bayou State as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed paperwork to join several state lawmakers who are suing the state department of education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported late last week. “We are excited about the governor joining our […]
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education released a statement after Governor Bobby Jindal issued his executive orders saying that he lacked the authority for this action: BATON ROUGE, La. – The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education today reaffirmed that the state will implement the […]
Two states last week made moves to address Common Core concerns, specifically the implementation of the PARCC assessment. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced a 10-year plan which would do the following: Test scheduling. The state will propose that in 2015 students take the PARCC test in grades 3 to 8 (online in grades […]
Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe (R-Slidell) has introduced a bill, SCR 68 that requests the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education to withdraw from the Common Core State Standards Initiative and cease all activities related to implementation of such standards. There is a hearing at 1:00p (CDT) […]
Full disclosure, I’m an advocate of school choice. I’m also an advocate of no strings being attached to school choice initiatives. I pointed out how Florida’s private schools were being impacted by the Common Core. Now we are seeing this in Louisiana. While again, I liked the Louisiana school voucher initiative, I expressed some concerns […]
We’ve been warning you the the Common Core was going to drive textbooks and curriculum. Here’s proof. From the EdWeek Blog Curriculum Matters: Louisiana is poised to reject every math and reading textbook submitted by publishers in its most recent adoption cycle, citing concerns that the materials are not fully aligned to the Common Core […]