Lawmakers Try New Angle To Kill Common Core Tests
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Seventeen state lawmakers are asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto rule changes passed by the state education board, as a way to jettison Louisiana's use of standardized tests tied to the Common Core education standards.
Republican Rep. Brett Geymann, one of the chief critics of Common Core, sent a letter Friday along with other colleagues in the House, saying the governor could ditch the tests by vetoing rules involving the standards.
But Education Superintendent John White says rejecting the rules adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education won't stop Louisiana's use of the tests, called PARCC.
He called the maneuver proposed by the lawmakers "an illusion" that won't derail the testing.
Jindal opposes PARCC, but the Legislature so far has killed efforts to stop use of the tests.