2014-06-18T191948Z_1_LYNXMPEA5H11X_RTROPTP_2_USA

Louisiana governor moves to scrap Common Core education standards

Louisiana Gov Jindal attends Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon HillBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal outlined plans on Wednesday to remove Louisiana schools from the Common Core English and math education standards that he helped usher in four years ago. The move comes amid a growing backlash against the standards, which aim to boost critical-thinking skills and apply consistency to a patchwork of state guidelines, as schools have adjusted their course work to meet them. “We won’t let the federal government take over Louisiana’s education standards,” Jindal, a Republican, said in a statement. …

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