Originally posted on PE + CO: Louisiana Education Legislation Update:
A report in The Advocate this morning has brought to light an effort by the leadership of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents (LASS) to cut a back-room deal with Tea Party-aligned lawmakers to kill Common Core.
Will Sentell writes that LASS has been in ongoing negotiations with Rep. Brett Geymann (R-Lake Charles) and Rep. Rep. J. Rogers Pope (R-Denham Springs), the co-sponsors of House Bill 381, one of the most odious anti-Common Core bills filed for consideration this session. Specifically, the legislation would require Louisiana to drop the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and force the state to draft an entirely new set of standards. The new standards and their accompanying tests would be drafted by a 30-person commission made up…
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