Jindal blasts Common Core

Article By: Will Sentell | May 22, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

Stepping up his criticism, Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday compared Common Core to centralized planning in Russia and predicted the national drive to overhaul academic standards will fail.

“The feds are taking over and rushing this,” Jindal said in a prepared statement released late Wednesday.

“Let’s face it: centralized planning didn’t work in Russia, it’s not working with our health care system and it won’t work in education,” the governor said. “Education is best left to local control.”

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