Vitter isn’t “wrong” to abandon Common Core; NOLA.com is “wrong” for writing an editorial without checking the facts

Good points made by St. Tammany education leader Mary Bellisario in response to NOLA.com editorial: FACT:  For one thing, Common Core hasn’t been in the class rooms “5 years” as the editorial mentions more than once. Fact:  5 years ago Common Core hadn’t even been written.  Writing began in the spring of 2010, despite the fact that …

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Sen. Vitter wants out of Common Core & PARCC: “No To Common Core, Yes To Rigorous Louisiana Standards, Testing, And Accountability”

From Sen. David Vitter: No To Common Core, Yes To Rigorous Louisiana Standards, Testing, And Accountability Four months ago, I said that I supported strong standards like the Common Core standards Louisiana has adopted.  But I said that we had to put a lot more effort into ensuring local control over curriculum and course material, …

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LEGISLATORS URGE CALM, COOPERATION IN DEBATE OVER COMMON CORE.

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Extreme Rhetoric Counterproductive in Addressing Common Core. Thirty-five Republican, Democrat and No Party State Representatives, and 5 State Senators, have issued a statement, urging calm and a spirit of cooperation in the debate over Common Core. ***** The extreme rhetoric and negative tone that has come to dominate the debate over Common Core is counterproductive …

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Scalise for Whip

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As you know Rep. Steve Scalise is vying for majority whip within the Republican conference of the U.S. House of Representatives. Should he win on Thursday he would be the highest ranking GOP Congressman in Louisiana history and the highest ranking member of the Louisiana delegation on the House side since Hale Boggs was majority leader in …

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Washington Post Names Rep. Henry to Top 40 Under 40 List

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I’m honored to be selected by The Washington Post for their list of the top 40 political rising stars who are under 40 years old. This list focuses on people who have made names for themselves outside of Washington, D.C. — state-level politicians, mayors, local officials and operatives — but could soon be known to all …

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Stop Common Core Campaign

I’m writing you to ask you to join us tomorrow and over the coming days as we flood CPAC and the political leaders with our message and challenge them to join the fight against the Common Core. CPAC is one of the largest gatherings of American conservatives, so this is an IMPORTANT opportunity for us …

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Petition to Stop Common Core

Via the “Stop Common Core” Facebook page, see below and petition attached: This is URGENT! The session starts in March, and bills must be filed by February28th. Please take care of this within the next few days. We (several anti-common core groups from around the state) are collecting the petitions from across the state, counting …

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