Common Core supporters hold onto BESE seats
BATON ROUGE - Despite outcries from people opposed to Common Core, many members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education who support the standards won back their seats.
Six of the eight BESE races went to people who supported Common Core, and two people who lost their seats were among its more strident opponents.
Carolyn Hill of Baton Rouge was defeated by fellow Democrat Jada Lewis. Their race was the subject of a controversial campaign ad which mimicked TV news programming.
The Sixth District race in Baton Rouge goes to a runoff between Republicans Kathy Edmontson and Jason Engen.