Terrebonne To Consider Trying To Drop Out Of Common Core
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Terrebonne Parish School Board is considering a statement that it wants its schools removed from Common Core testing.
The Courier says the resolution will be discussed Tuesday. It asks Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Education Superintendent John White to remove Terrebonne Parish from the testing until "these programs have been thoroughly reviewed and understood by teachers, parents, community leaders, and approved by school board members."
If approved, the resolution would be symbolic. Either the Legislature or the state education board would need to intervene to stop the testing.
Jindal issued an executive order urging the state education board to allow alternate tests for students whose parents want them to "opt out" of Common Core standardized testing. The board hasn't agreed so far.