Public comments begin for Common Core review
BATON ROUGE - The state began accepting public comments this week in their review of the Common Core education standards.
People can review the English and math standards for different grades and leave feedback, such as whether they agree with the standard or if it should be moved to a different grade level. People can also suggest new standards to be created.
The state Department of Education also posted resources people can read to familiarize themselves with exactly what each math and English education standard means.
The comments will be shared online and with a Standards Committee made of 101 educators and experts nominated from school districts and other education groups. Comments should be made by Aug. 5 in order to be considered in time for the first review committee meeting on Aug. 19. The committee will then propose a set of updated education standards to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education by March 2016.
The standards review came out of objections to the Common Core education standards which have been implemented over the past several years in the state. Lawmakers and education officials agreed to undergo a review of the standards rather than discard them entirely, which Governor Bobby Jindal suggested when he came out in opposition to the standards.
You can review the standards and make comments on the Louisiana Student Standards Review website.