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LA State Board of Ed to Address Common Core Confusion

The Louisiana state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has called a special meeting Tuesday to address Gov. Bobby Jindal’s effort to block tests tied to the Common Core academic standards. But according to the Times-Picayune, board President Chas Roemer maintains that the panel will not budge on its commitment.

The governor originally supported Common Core but has turned against it this year, as he moves closer to a run for president in 2016. He said the standards represent an insupportable federal intrusion into state affairs. Last week, he called for "Louisiana standards and Louisiana tests."

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