The problem with common core in Louisiana
When officials released the Common Core curriculum four years ago, the new program was touted as a fair way to measure student achievement across state lines.
As Louisiana students began taking tests based on the core curriculum this year, the result has been discouraging. The implementation of the program has been fraught with difficulty.
I have constituents with children in school that would like to help with their homework; but schoolbooks are lacking information that covers the Common Core approach.
Teachers tell of the additional burden of documentation diverting teaching time.
Our own School Board has adopted a Resolution asking that Louisiana be removed from the Common Core Standards and that Louisiana develop its own Standards for Education Excellence.
Send me to Baton Rouge as an advocate of our own State’s ability to implement a set of standards that reflect our state’s commitment to challenging and relevant curriculum, innovative instruction and accountability that will lead to solid student achievement.