Parents concerned about Common Core

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By Sammy J. Franklin.

A large number of parents with school age children appeared before the LaSalle Parish School Board at their meeting last week to express their concerns over the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) school reform program. Views expressed at that meeting can be found in a separate story on the session. Judging from comments from board members, school systems throughout the state are “locked into the program” and there is little, if anything, local school boards can do about it. Although he supported the program at the outset, recent news reports indicate that even Gov. Bobby Jindal is having second thoughts about the program in Louisiana.
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