Louisiana Spotlight: Jindal limited in Common Core push

Article By: Melinda Deslatte | June 23, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal wants Louisiana out of the Common Core education standards. There’s just one problem: His executive power has legal limits, and he can’t unilaterally yank the state out of Common Core.

So his administration is finding ways to chip away at Common Core, seeking to keep the state Department of Education from being able to use the tests associated with the standards as a sort of back-door undermining.

“I’m going to get us out of Common Core,” Jindal declared Wednesday as he announced steps to block use of a standardized test linked to Common Core.

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