Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 2:18:25 pm
Remember when Bobby Jindal called on Republicans to "stop being the stupid party?"
Well, after doing his best to destroy the Louisiana public school system and allow religious charter schools to receive state funding, Jindal has now decided to withdraw Louisiana from the Common Core educational standards program.
Simmering tensions over the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state's top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.
He said Wednesday he was opposed to the standards because he came to see them as a "federal takeover" of state educationIn a hastily arranged public announcement Wednesday, Jindal said he had issued an executive order to remove Louisiana from a consortium of states that is creating new standardized tests based on the Common Core standards in reading and math for grades K through 12.
Jindal, a possible presidential candidate, was an early supporter of the standards. But as they came under fire by critics, including tea party groups, Jindal's support dissolved.
Also see Wikipedia for a table of wingnut efforts to roll Common Core back.