Jindal administration doing secretive review of testing plan
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has increased scrutiny of the education department's testing contracts, as the two sides remain in a dispute over the Common Core standards.
The administration held a closed-door review Friday of the education department's proposals to seek contract bids for Common Core-related standardized testing for public school students.
Reporters for The Associated Press and The Advocate were asked to leave the meeting by Pamela Rice, assistant director of state procurement for Jindal's Division of Administration.
Rice said the review wasn't required to be open to the public under state law.
Jindal and Education Superintendent John White have clashed over Common Core. The governor wants to end Louisiana's use of the standards and unsuccessfully tried to stymie contracts that White used to administer Common Core tests this year.