BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort to delay the consequences of using the Common Core education standards until the 2016-17 school year has been rejected by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
On Friday, Jindal vetoed a bill that would have pushed back the effects of the new standards to one year longer than current state policy.
New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger framed his bill as a compromise to give teachers and students more time to cope with rising standards before being penalized for them.
Jindal cited "widespread opposition" from Common Core supporters and opponents in his veto message.
Criticism of Leger's bill ranged from concerns that delays would slow education changes enacted over the last four years to worries the bill would tie Louisiana to Common Core.
House Bill 953 can be found at www.legis.la.gov