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Bobby Jindal issues orders
to sever Common Core ties

Politico, by Caitlin Emma

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 6/18/2014 4:13:29 PM

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued executive orders Wednesday to withdraw the state from the Common Core standards and federally subsidized standardized tests, defying his state legislature, his superintendent of education and the business community — but endearing himself to tea party activists across the country who could be influential in early primary states if he chooses to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. “We want out of Common Core,” Jindal said at a press conference. “We’re very alarmed about choice and local control of curriculum being taken away from our parents and educators. It is never too late

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With luck other states will follow suit and this progressive scheme will be tossed into the dustbin of history.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jinx, 6/18/2014 4:29:00 PM     (No. 9891167)

Finally, someone with Common Sense!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 6/18/2014 4:32:55 PM     (No. 9891172)

I am very pleased by this news, but resent the way it is presented here, as Jindal pandering to the Tea Party in case he runs for POTUS, not because he cares about the education of LA. students and local control of curriculum.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 6/18/2014 5:03:44 PM     (No. 9891203)

Whatever personal or political reasons Gov. Jindahl may have, he has done a service to the school children of Louisiana. . . in spite of what business leaders and the state legislators may think. Frankly, any business person who would want to retain Common Core is either exceedingly foolish or doesn´t know what is in it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 6/18/2014 5:04:14 PM     (No. 9891205)

I like the principle of tossing CC but not of using Executive Orders to negate legislation (if that is really what he is doing).

We know this will end up in courts. And the Legislature can also address it.

Multiple levels of bureauocrats won´t improve the schools. We have local boards, county boards, state boards, and the DoED in Washington tinkering endlessly.

Hey, let´s create the NAFTA CC for the US, Canada, and Mexico.





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Reply 5 - Posted by: pinger, 6/18/2014 5:04:44 PM     (No. 9891207)

A man willing to put his money where his mouth is. Anyone who´s really interested in truly educating our kids will do the same.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janylou, 6/18/2014 5:05:17 PM     (No. 9891209)

Hope AZ will soon follow suit. Time to close down the Dept of dyseducation. Cut their budget to nothing. Use the money instead for more border agents.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry, 6/18/2014 5:20:19 PM     (No. 9891222)

Finally someone with a spine, a pen and a phone. Take charge Bobby. You da man.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pasann, 6/18/2014 6:09:12 PM     (No. 9891264)

#2 What did you expect.......this is from Politico.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/18/2014 6:10:56 PM     (No. 9891267)

#7, Jindal isn´t the first. Fallin, Pence, Haley, and a few others preceded him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/18/2014 6:30:10 PM     (No. 9891284)

Why not a common language, like English, but that don´t advance the leftist agenda.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/18/2014 6:41:16 PM     (No. 9891293)

This new position of Governor Jindal regarding Common Core doesn´t impress me. He previously supported Common Core, he knows that this Executive Order means nothing in his State, that Common Core will continue regardless of his opinion or order. He wants to have his cake and eat it too, just another "fool the voter" politician.
I admit Governor Jindal doesn´t impress me at all. I don´t think his achievements will stand up any more than Christie´s will. They are very good at talk, but not really producing. I think this move in nothing more that trying to get some attention.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: controlfreak, 6/18/2014 6:42:54 PM     (No. 9891295)

Jindal´s order has no effect. Common Core usage is decided by Louisiana´s Department of Education. This is all for show.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 6/18/2014 9:01:14 PM     (No. 9891394)



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 6/18/2014 9:12:15 PM     (No. 9891404)

I agree with Jindal. What is wrong with changing your mind. Better education, better healthcare insurance-sure we are all for it. Once the progressives get their slimy hands on it and we get "common core" or "obamacare" . I am against it. In all of this debate, we never get an explanation of what the real issues are. The media always paints it with broad strokes. Brett Baier "debated the merits of if a week ago and did a very poor job arguing the "con" side(just like his lousy performance last night with Hillary). We are all for better education, but common core won´t get us there.

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