Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued executive orders Wednesday to withdraw the state from the Common Core standards and federally subsidized standardized tests, defying his state legislature, his superintendent of education and the business community — but endearing himself to tea party activists across the country who could be influential in early primary states if he chooses to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.Within an hour, his Sec Edu was quoted by reporters.
Within an hour of Jindal’s announcement, state Superintendent John White was telling reporters that the governor had no authority to back out of the Common Core or scrap the exam the state was planning to use, which was developed by a federally subsidized consortium known as PARCC.White needs to pay a little more attention to what happens to appointed officials who buck Bobby. Those folks are known for ending up in the unemployment lines.
“The state will continue to implement the Common Core and continue to implement the PARCC tests — the governor’s comments notwithstanding,” White said.
Allahpundit says that Bobby is running for President. We'll see. I do think it's interesting that both those links are national, not state links.