2 parts of Common Core 'compromise' pass Senate Education Committee

2 parts of Common Core 'compromise' pass Senate Education Committee

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The so called Common Core "compromise" gained some momentum at the Louisiana State Capitol on Wednesday.

Two-thirds of the compromise plan passed the Senate Education Committee without objection Wednesday morning. The first bill, HB 373 by state Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, contains the steps in which the new standards are reviewed, including public hearings.

The second bill, HB 542 is authored by state Rep. John Schroder Sr., R-Covington. It would change Common Core testing for the upcoming school year.

"In our conversations, as we've all worked together, we've added congressional hearings in each district just to guarantee that the public has every opportunity to be involved," Geymann said.

"The intent of the legislation is that the department is allowed to create a one year assessment test," Schroder added.

The bills now head to the Senate floor, the last stop before they reach the governor's desk. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports the compromise plan.

The third part of the plan, SB 43, which is authored by state Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, is up for debate Thursday on the House floor.

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