Critics stage national walk-out against Common Core

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A national walk-out against the new Common Core educational standards will have some parents keeping their kids out of the classroom Monday.

Protests are scheduled in some Louisiana parishes, but the media has not been made aware of any in the metro Baton Rouge area.

The education initiative sets standards for students in math and English from kindergarten through grade 12.

Critics are unhappy with the curriculum and argue it has not been proven to improve education.

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