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Our Turn-Your Turn: Common Core

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It's now an official flip flop.

Four years ago, Governor Bobby Jindal supported Common Core. Now, he's considering an executive order to remove Louisiana from a national school testing program if the legislature fails to take action.

Jindal's about face is drawing criticism from those who support Common Core, including fellow Republican Chas Roemer. Roemer thinks Jindal's new position is simply about politics, and others have speculated that it's about national politics. What's not up really for debate is this. Louisiana's schools in national rankings are near the bottom of the list. So, this is not really about Common Core; it's about common sense. Our leaders need to be about the business of improving our schools and some form of standardized testing has to be a part of the improvement process.

Governor Jindal had the right idea about this the first time.

That's "Our Turn." Now, it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to yourturn@wafb.com.

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