Common Core compromise bill headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal
BATON ROUGE - The legislative fight over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards is ending quietly.
Centerpiece legislation of a compromise deal on the standards received final passage Friday with a 38-0 Senate vote. The bill goes to Gov. Bobby Jindal.
It calls for public meetings to review of the multistate English and math standards.
Development and review of the standards will remain with the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. But the House and Senate education committees and Louisiana's next governor will have the ability to reject the standards - in an up-or-down vote, not a line-item veto of individual standards.
If the revised standards are rejected, Common Core stays in place.
Jindal opposes Common Core and supports the compromise.