Shane Vander Hart: This year, Louisiana elementary schools are now required to teach cursive. Louisiana joins 15 other states that require the same and their students will be better off.
The square root symbol, in the past some high school students may have felt dread in the pit of their stomachs when they saw this symbol. Before it was due to a student struggling with math, but not anymore.
In New Orleans, we see a refusal to admit that perhaps the Common Core and aligned-curriculum is to blame for declining test scores and state ratings.
Sara Wood, a parent and education advocate in Louisiana, wrote an open letter to the Louisiana Senate Education Committee after they killed SB73.
Frustrated Louisiana parents complain that the Common Core review process currently underway in the state is cumbersome.
The Louisiana Standards are currently being reviewed and will be revised so now educrats want to drop the term Common Core because it’s “toxic.” The Advocate reports: Brigitte Nieland, who follows public school issues for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and backs the changes, noted that the state Board of Elementary and Secondary […]
The members of the Louisiana House of Representatives who negotiated new education standards now say BESE is not agreeing to a spirit of compromise.
The Baton Rogue Area Chamber parrots the same warning made by Common Core advocates about an expected drop in assessment scores to spin the impending news.
Louisiana’s biggest cheerleader for Common Core, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer, will not seek reelection to the board.
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.