More than 320 thousand children in Louisiana in grades three through eight are being tested this week. Common Core was created several years ago by governors who wanted to evaluate education achievements in their states.
However, some parents and teachers object both to high-stakes testing and to a measuring stick that is created for all states. Governor Bobby Jindal, who at first praised common core, is now opposed to it, and he says he has a way to remove it from Louisiana.
The governor’s position has placed him at odds with the state superintendent of education, who says common core works, and against business and industry who see the tests as a way to hold schools and teachers accountable.
Jindal acknowledged his own children are taking common core tests this week.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/17/15