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BAEO, lawmakers host Town Hall Meetings on Common Core

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Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:33 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 30, 2014 7:33 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Common Core, BAEO, Black Alliance, Education, town hall, meeting, Patricia Smith, Ted James, Eric Lewis, 2une In, Greenwell Springs Library, McKinley Alumni Center

BATON ROUGE - With all of the disputes, lawsuits and news surrounding Common Core in Louisiana, it can be difficult to keep up with why the education standards are so controversial. The Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options wants to change that.

BAEO is teaming up with Rep. Patricia Hayes Smith and Rep. Ted James to host a pair of Town Hall Meetings to educate the community about Common Core, and to explain how they believe the community will benefit from its implementation and why state leaders are going to court over the standards.

Eric Lewis with BAEO stopped by 2une In Wednesday to talk about the meetings. He believes Common Core is necessary.

"Common Core is essentially about raising the bar for our children," Lewis explained. "For so long in Louisiana we've talked about how we rank near the bottom nationally when it comes to academic achievement, and Common Core gives us the opportunity to compete with the rest of the nation."

If you're confused about Common Core or want more information, you can attend one of two Town Hall Meetings. The first is Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. at the McKinley Alumni Center in Baton Rouge.The second is Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenwell Springs Library.

For more information, visit the Louisiana Black Alliance for Education website.

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