Debate on Common Core-related ethics bill postponed
BATON ROUGE - Opponents of the Common Core education standards have delayed a hearing on a bill that would place new ethics restrictions on state education leaders.
The proposal by Rep. Bob Hensgens, an Abbeville Republican, was scheduled for debate Tuesday in the House and Governmental Affairs Committee.
But the debate was temporarily shelved while Common Core opponents and supporters continue negotiations over a possible compromise on Louisiana's use and review of the standards.
Hensgens' bill would toughen ethics limits for Education Superintendent John White and members of the state education board.
Common Core critics have suggested White, a supporter of the multistate standards, has been influenced by outside groups pushing Common Core. He denies any improprieties, and the ethics board cleared him after a complaint was filed.