Louisiana Common Core Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

Published June 5, 2015

Centerpiece legislation of a compromise regarding Common Core received final passage on Friday, June 5 after a 38-0 Senate vote. The bill now awaits Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature, according to a report on wwl.com.

The bill calls for public meetings to review the math and English K-12 standards. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will still handle development and review of standards. The House and Senate education committees and Louisiana’s next governor will have the ability to reject the standards, in an up-or-down vote and not as a line-item veto of individual standards.

If the revised version the standards end up rejected, Common Core would stay in place.

Heather Kays ([email protected]) is a research fellow with The Heartland Institute and is managing editor of School Reform News.

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