Last bill in La. Common Core compromise wins final passage
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have wrapped up work on a deal brokered over the Common Core education standards.
With a 99-0 vote Tuesday, the House sent the final bill of the three-bill compromise to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has indicated support. It was a quiet end to an issue that once threatened to cause controversy in the legislative session.
One of the compromise bills will set in motion a review of the multistate English and math standards with public meetings, legislative oversight and an up-or-down vote from Louisiana's next governor. Another will place limits on Louisiana's use of standardized testing material from a consortium aligned with Common Core.
Attention now shifts to the fall elections, when a new governor and state school board members will be selected who could sway the standards review.