BESE sets special meeting to discuss Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s top school board is holding a special meeting next week to talk about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attempt to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education set a Tuesday meeting to discuss “possible next steps.”

BESE President Chas Roemer made it clear in his statement Wednesday, however, that he intends to push forward with Common Core. He says the board is bound by law to use the education standards and associated testing.

Roemer says the board will “follow the law to that end.”Jindal has taken steps to try to disrupt use of the multi-state standards in Louisiana’s classrooms.

His administration has suspended a state contract to try to keep the education department from buying testing material tied to Common Core.

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