Louisiana lawmaker plans Common Core repeal bill for 2014 legislative session

Ben Velderman

It looks like Louisiana lawmakers will get another chance early next year to withdraw the Pelican State from the latest education fad, known as Common Core.

State Rep. Cameron Henry, a Republican, announced Monday “he will file legislation before the 2014 legislative session urging Gov. Bobby Jindal to halt implementation (of Common Core),” reports NOLA.com.

Henry believes the nationalized math and English learning standards – which tell schools which concepts they must teach students at each grade level – will eventually lead to the federalization of public education.

In an open letter to Jindal, Henry urged the governor to use his executive power “to withdraw Louisiana from the Common Core State Standard Initiative and PARCC testing” even before the 2014 legislative session begins.

PARCC is one of two federally funded assessment groups that are designing new Common Core-aligned standardized tests that will be given to students beginning in the 2014-15 school year…


The article continues at EAGnews.org


Related: Florida governor pulls out of ‘Common Core’ test consortium

After a summer of polarizing public debate, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered the state education department to withdraw from a national consortium creating tests around the new Common Core State Standards.

Scott was facing mounting pressure from tea party groups to both jettison the national standards and pull out of a multistate consortium developing exams that would replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests in 2014-15.

His decision represents something of a compromise…



Did Bill Gates admit the real purpose of Common Core? 

…GATES: — to create just these kinds of tests—next-generation assessments aligned to the common core. When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well—and that will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching.

“Stop. Wait a minute. It will unleash a powerful market for people looking to learn how to teach the children,” Glenn asked. “And so what they’re saying here is Bill Gates is developing software that will be used in this. That’s why he’s investing all of this money because Microsoft will be able to own and sell all of the software for this particular system. So they’ve really invested in it. Let’s get this system through because look how much money – we have a ‘powerful’ new market.”…

…“That’s one of the aspects of this Common Core thing we haven’t really talked about much is that part of this plan is to pigeonhole the kids into a certain line of work. And they are going to decide, by the time they are in junior high or something, middle school. The plan is to know whether they are going to be a technician, a mechanic or a doctor. And then you funnel them through that system.”

GATES: For the first time, there will be a large uniform base of customers eager to buy products that can help every kid learn and every teacher get better



Also at GlennBeck.com, Time to get out of the herd because you’re being led to the slaughter 

It was twelve years ago people were inspired by the words “let’s roll”, willing to undergo self-sacrifice to help others. Today, people seem willing to just be cattle. The latest example? A Baltimore man wasarrested for simply standing up and asking tough questions during a Common Core town hall meeting. Could this just be the latest step to government taking control of the American people, and using force and intimidation to suppress objections? Glenn thinks so, and he opened the show by explaining just what happened and what it all means….



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