Gov. Bobby Jindal went against the wishes of the Legislature, the state education superintendent, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, dozens of business and civic groups and common sense this week.
With essentially no one backing him, he announced at a press conference Wednesday that he is moving to get Louisiana out of the Common Core State Standards. The tricky thing is that he doesn’t seem to have the authority to unilaterally opt out of the standards, which the state agreed to adopt in 2010. The Jindal administration did temporarily suspend a Department of Education contract for testing Wednesday afternoon.