Jindal vs. White: Separating fact from fiction on Common Core

Article By: Mary Nash-Wood | June 23, 2014 | Originally Posted on thetowntalk.com

For the better part of a year, Gov. Bobby Jindal has pushed to either revamp or repeal Louisiana’s involvement with the Common Core State Standards.

The effort, launched in 2009, by the National Governors Association as well as the Council for Chief State School Officers and released in 2010 creates a basic set of standards for English and math students in states agreeing to implement Common Core.

On Wednesday, Jindal joined states such as Florida and Indiana which have made efforts to abandon the education initiative. The move has led to a public sparring match between Jindal, state Superintendent John White and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer.

But what is fact versus a stretch of the truth? Here’s takes a look at a few of the claims.

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