Education

Jun 18, 2014 1:08 PM by AP

Jindal to announce action against Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After weeks of speculation, Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to announce his plans to try to yank Louisiana out of the Common Core education standards.

The Republican governor planned a Wednesday news conference to talk about Louisiana's use of the English and math benchmarks adopted by most states.

Jindal opposes the standards as an attempted federal takeover of education. He's said he's looking at executive actions to scrap use of Common Core.

State lawmakers and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education have voted to maintain the Common Core in public school classrooms. And Superintendent of Education John White said Jindal doesn't have the legal authority to stop Louisiana from using the standards.

Depending on Jindal's approach to try to jettison the standards, the issue could wind up in court.

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