Opponents say measure was attempt to derail implementation

Article By: Will Sentell | May 6, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

In a setback for Common Core critics, a Louisiana House committee rejected a bill Monday that would require the approval of a key legislative panel before the state finalizes its contract for tests that go with the overhaul.

The vote in the House Appropriations Committee was 10 in favor and 12 opposed.

Backers said the measure, House Bill 380, would ensure financial oversight before state officials sign off on exams crafted by a consortium called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

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