Contact Us

Lawmaker To Jindal: Keep La. Out Of Common Core

Rep. Cameron Henry, Facebook
Rep. Cameron Henry, Facebook

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Jefferson Parish lawmaker is urging Gov. Bobby Jindal to stop the state from using a set of uniform national standards for public school testing, called the Common Core.

Republican Rep. Cameron Henry sent Jindal a letter asking him to withdraw Louisianafrom the Common Core, calling it a “tool of federal coercion.”

Henry posted his letter online Monday. He says he’ll seek to bar Louisianafrom Common Core in the next legislative session.

Common Core standards measure skills and knowledge in subjects such as math and English. They are being phased in by Louisiana, adopted by the state education board in 2010.

Supporters say the uniform standards will better prepare students for college and careers. Critics say Louisianais abdicating local control of its curriculum to the federal government.

More from KPEL 96.5

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kpel965.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KPEL 96.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KPEL 96.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!