Special state education board Common Core meeting will offer chance for public input

Jun 28, 2014 by

By Danielle Dreilinger – The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has decided that Tuesday’s special meeting on Common Core tests will be held at least partly in the open. A new agenda posted Friday lists several public discussion items, making it clear that attendees may comment on recent moves by Gov. Bobby Jindal to block the purchase of a new Common Core test.

The lone item on the original agenda was an executive session to discuss potential litigation. That exception is allowed under the state’s open meetings law.

The board left itself the option of closing its doors after the public weighs in.

A flurry of legal papers and arguments has flown between education officials and Jindal’s administration since the governor laid out his game plan last week to prevent the Education Department from using multi-state, shared exams developed by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Jindal wants to roll back the Common Core mathematics and English standards altogether but has yet to gain enough support in the Legislature and BESE. The state’s public schools changed their curriculums last fall to align with the standards.

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