BESE members to discuss testing plan
BATON ROUGE - Three state school board officials scheduled a media briefing Thursday to discuss what they said was a potential solution for standardized testing next school year.
Board of Secondary and Elementary Education President Chas Roemer, along with VP Jim Garvey and Secretary Holly Boffy, will take part in a media call starting at noon.
The board has been fighting Governor Bobby Jindal's insistence that the state be removed from the Common Core educational standards. Jindal called for the state to create its own standardized testing, which state education Superintendent John White said would take at least a year.
The political fight has left schools unsure of what testing standard they'll use in the 2014-2015 school year. Schools in Louisiana have been preparing to implement the standards for the past four years, and that planning has been derailed by recent conservative opposition to Common Core.
Roemer, Garvey and Boffy have come out in favor of Common Core. There's no word if other BESE members are involved with the solution they said would be proposed.