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Watch: Wednesday's Common Core debacle

11 months ago June 18, 2014 Jun 18, 2014 Wednesday, June 18 2014 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:46:34 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Wednesday quickly became a power struggle for the governor and his appointed education chief, John White, over Common Core and if it should be taught in Louisiana classrooms.

Each disagrees with the other: the Governor is against the educational standards while White is for them and said he will push them into classrooms.

Watch the day's coverage of the Common Core debate by clicking the attached link.

As the debate swirled at the Capitol, the top educator in Ascension Parish said she doesn't plan to stop using the formula in classrooms there, where it has been taught from the beginning.

"I don't see us changing course a whole lot at this point," Superintendent Patrice Pujol said. "We're not certain what assessment our kids will take but at the end of the day, our job is to make kids college and career ready in such a way that they will thrive."

The governor's office said it has suspended the contract with the organization that plans high-stakes student testing, called the PARCC exam, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
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