Senate rejects move to stop Common Core standards
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has killed a resolution that sought to keep the state from using a set of uniform national standards for public school testing, called Common Core standards.
The action Thursday came a day after the Senate Education Committee advanced the proposal without taking action. Senators voted 27-8 to shelve the legislation and keep it from moving any further.
The standards are a set of guidelines for student learning at each grade level that have been adopted by 45 states. They are being incorporated into the standardized tests given each spring to Louisiana's public school students.
Opponents criticize use of the standards as states abdicating local control of their curriculum to the federal government.
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