Skip to comments.Bobby Jindal is playing politics with Common Core, Louisiana students: Editorial
Posted on 08/03/2014 11:26:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The political fight over Common Core academic standards reached an absurd level last week when Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit arguing that an agreement he signed four years ago "threatens Louisiana's sovereignty as a state." In a way, he is suing himself.
The governor signed the memorandum of understanding in 2010 for Louisiana to take part in Common Core and the development of a multi-state test to measure student achievement. His administration even pushed in 2012 for legislation to strengthen the state's commitment to the new standards.
The effort, which originated with the National Governors Association, wasn't controversial then.
But as conservative groups lined up against Common Core, Gov. Jindal started edging away from it. Now he is determined to distance himself as much as possible from the standards and the new test that is tied to them. That includes claiming that the standards are a plot by the Obama administration, which isn't true.
Gov. Jindal's lawsuit was filed to counter the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's decision to join a lawsuit filed by a group of parents and teachers in defense of Common Core.
The most regrettable part of all this is that the fight is intruding on the new school year, when the focus should be solely on students.
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Which only goes to prove some student editorial boards are rotten to the Common Core.
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
It does threaten sovereignty. And I am glad he has changed his mind about the CC disaster.
They ‘RATS do these no name “Editorials” when they are too ashamed and embarrassed to put their names on the vomit they are spewing.
For all the bad things I say about Governor Perry here in Texas, he at least had the common sense to SMELL A RAT when the feds were pressing governors to drink the Kool Aid of Common Core.
Now those same governors, like Jindal, are stuck LOOKING LIKE IDIOTS as they have to now back out.
If we could just ELECT Republicans that UNDERSTAND the motives of Democrats, particularly when it comes to EDUCATION, then we would have a lot less of this junk to deal with. It was TOTALLY UNNECESSARY both in LA and Oklahoma, and other states.
Common Core IS politics.
I would have to add that ANY PARENT that sends their kids to public schools are just as uninformed as Jindal is regarding the motives of the left.
Like many did with Obamacare, they agreed to something, Common Core, without knowing exactly what was in it.
In education, content is king and no matter how the Common Core advocates talk about the lofty purpose behind Common Core, its content shows it is primarily, more than anything else, a political vehicle and further INTRUSION into education, and primarily for one purpose, the control that comes with that intrusion.
I am from Louisiana and the Times Picayune is a left wing rag. Always has been.
Worth repeating!! Better late than never, and also totally agree with post 11 and 12...