BESE adds new member against Common Core
BATON ROUGE - The state education board has a new member in Kathy Edmonston after Saturday's win over fellow republican Jason Engen.
Edmonston takes over the District 6 seat that was occupied by former Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) president, Chas Roemer.
Roemer decided not to run for his seat again before the October election.
Edmonston won votes in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parish, apart of her coverage area for the board with 57 percent of the vote.
Apart of her campaign involved standing against the academic upgrades in math and English language arts/literacy and fighting for a change. The state has already made a decision to move
forward with the standards.