Still no definitive stance from Bobby Jindal on Common Core

Article By: Lauren McGaughy | March 21, 2014 | Originally Posted on nola.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal wouldn’t take a definitive position Thursday (March 20) on proposals to halt Common Core in the state of Louisiana or do away with associated testing, instead saying he’d work with lawmakers on an “issue-by-issue” basis.

“When (lawmakers) get to the issue of standards, we’ll sit down with the authors and provide our thoughts,” Jindal told local media during his first press briefing of the 2014 session, which began March 10. But Jindal declined to take a definitive stance on a number of bills that seek to tweak or even completely undo Common Core and related testing in Louisiana.

“We’re having good constructive conservations with them, but it’s early,” Jindal added. I don’t think we’ve reached that point yet because those conversations are still ongoing.”

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