Common Core Public Hearings Begin August 19
Common Core standards see another school year kicking off this week and next in Louisiana. The department of education has a portal on its website that’s taking public comment on Common Core and a hearing is set for August 19th.
The president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, Hollis Milton, would like to see the PARCC test go saying he believes the Aspire exams are a better standardized test for third through eighth graders.
He adds he doesn’t want to see major changes to Common Core.
Milton does note: “The implementation was not done well."
"We have to admit that to the public.”
The Legislature approved three bills aimed at curbing nearly two years of controversy over Common Core.
One of the bills requires public hearings on the standards in all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts.
The first meeting is set for Aug. 19 in Baton Rouge.