State Sen. Page Cortez: Common Core “Polarazing”
The education committees of the Louisiana House and Senate seem to be the "most loaded" with bills because of issues relating to the Common Core set of educational standards, according to state Sent. Page Cortez.
Bills relating to the sharing of data, PARCC assessments, and the Common Core initiatives themselves should prove to be "fairly controversial," Cortez said.
"It's going to draw a lot more attention than anything else that I've seen," Cortez said. "The Common Core, for whatever reason, is very polarizing, and you're either on one side or the other."
Cortez said the state legislature has been left in the dark when it comes to Common Core. He said the standards were developed by a group of governors, and state legislatures had basically no input in the creation of those standards.