Effort to stop Common Core standards advances
BATON ROUGE - A tea party-backed attempt to keep Louisiana from using a set of uniform national standards for public school testing will be considered by the Senate.
The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a resolution that calls on state education officials to stop implementation of the Common Core standards, which have been adopted in 45 states and are being phased into Louisiana schools.
The committee didn't back the legislation, instead forwarding it to the full Senate without action.
Common Core opponents say adopting the national standards means the state abdicates control of its curriculum to the federal government.
Proponents of the standards say they will raise student achievement and allow Louisiana to directly compare its students' academic progress to other states.