Nowhere is the fight over the Common Core State Standards and the associated tests more intense and more complicated than in Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal’s assault on the standards and tests is now in the courts.
But how did we get to this point?
I’ve compiled a timeline, using the program made available by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, to trace the path of the common core and the tests from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) in Louisiana since 2010.
For example, although Jindal’s attacks on the common core and PARCC have gained national attention over the last few months, one of the earliest signs he was skeptical about them took place in 2013, in response to a letter from a state legislator. And early in his tenure as state superintendent, John White said in a 2012 speech that even though it hadn’t attracted much attention, the common core would be crucial for the future of Louisiana students.
Read about that and other events concerning the common core and PARCC in Louisiana in the timeline below:
A version of this news article first appeared in the State EdWatch blog.