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Education review leader won't say if she likes Common Core

4 years 4 days 2 hours ago Tuesday, August 18 2015 Aug 18, 2015 August 18, 2015 2:24 PM August 18, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte
Image: St. Tammany Parish school district

BATON ROUGE - The St. Tammany Parish educator leading a legislatively-mandated review of the state's education standards won't say whether she supports the Common Core standards Louisiana currently uses.

Regina Sanford, an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the St. Tammany school system, was selected by the state education board to chair the review committee that starts work Wednesday.

In a Tuesday call to preview the committee meeting, Sanford wouldn't comment on how well she thinks Common Core is or isn't working in public school classrooms. She said: "My opinion is of no value one way or the other."

Common Core is a set of English and math standards adopted by more than 40 states. Louisiana's lawmakers required the standards review because Common Core has become controversial among some parents and teachers

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