Oct 28, 2013 3:21 PM by Letitia Walker

Lawmakers to be briefed on Common Core; No public testimony allowed

The Louisiana House of Representatives will be meeting to discuss Common Core standards on Monday, November 4, 2013. According to the agenda, the purpose is to allow state Superintendent John White and State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education President Chas Roemer a chance to brief lawmakers on the new standards.

Representatives are expected to get background information on all aspects of Common Core, including the status of implementation, so that they can be better prepared to address their constituents' concerns. The agenda also says representatives also want to be better prepared to consider possible legislation concerning Common Core in the 2014 Regular Session.

The briefing on Monday will include a question and answer period for members of the House to ask questions of White and Roemer. However, they indicate they will not hear any public testimony at this briefing. They say public will have opportunities to provide testimony at future legislative committee meetings on this issue, as appropriate.


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