Louisiana House refuses to loosen rules on school textbooks

Article By: Melinda Deslatte | May 23, 2014 | Originally Posted on thetowntalk.com

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House resisted efforts Thursday to give local public school districts more freedom to choose their teaching materials.

The proposal by Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, would have let local districts decide which books and materials should be used in classrooms.

The state education department would review instructional materials in English, math, science and social studies to decide whether they meet state educational standards. But local districts wouldn’t be bound by its approved list.

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