Dozens rally for the removal of Common Core

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Dozens of people rallied on the steps of the Capitol for one common goal - to get rid of Common Core.  Common Core is a national school curriculum that the state adopted a while back. David Mounts from Terrebonne Parish put the rally together. He said this is all about parental rights and being fair.

"Many of the parents, teachers, educators, and superintendents in different school districts were not really invited to the table," said Mounts. "They say it's not about a federal mandate. I would like to see a list of more than one name that was involved in putting together standards." 

Mounts said although the legislative session is over there is still work to be done.  

"It's not going to end today with this rally," said Mounts. "We are going to continue to forge forward. We are going to continue to educate people and make light on that matter of how Common Core affects people's children."

Parents, who attended the rally, are looking for a better solution. Some say the Common Core standards are just not what they expected it to be.

"There is something inherently wrong with the interpretation of these standards, that is the common complaint where ever you go," said Sarah Woods, who is a mother of four.

On Friday, Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed HB 953. The bill would give schools an extra year to meet the new academic standards.

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