Common Core was thrust upon schools and it was based on federal intrusion into public schools. I don’t care how they sugarcoat it, this happened and everyone knows it. I have a feeling this will be something the US Supreme Court will eventually rule on. And whatever they decide will be the final fate of common core.
It is no secret that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has aspirations for the White House.
On June 13, 2014, Jindal visited the “presidential testing ground,” Iowa. Many in Iowa did not know who he was.
To me, a Louisianian, it is absolutely no surprise that Jindal said that a 2016 presidential run is “something” he is “thinking about.”
What Jindal needs is a sensational, distinguishing, timely issue to propel him into the national spotlight….
Enter Jindal’s very public Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) rejection.
The same day Jindal was in Iowa, June 13, 2014, he vetoed a bill for a CCSS moratorium in Louisiana.
On June 17, 2014, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan criticized Jindal on the CBS News for “the situation” being “about politics.”
It’s funny to hear that from a non-teacher, former pro-basketball player…
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