Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Urination Festival

It looks like our Governor, Bobby Jindal, today initiated a pissing contest with everybody.  His Secretary of Education, the legislature, the BESE (Board of Elementary and Secondary Education) and school district superintendents across the state.
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.
“The state will continue to implement the Common Core and continue to implement the PARCC tests — the governor’s comments notwithstanding,” White said.
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.

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.

1 comment:

Termite said...

Considering that Common Core is being dumped by numerous other states, including TEXAS IIRC, maybe Bobby actually makes a good point this time.
Personally, I wish Louisiana would consider turning down all federal monies for elementary and secondary education, if it is possible.
This "dumbing down" and "social promoting to next grade" of the kids is yielding a bitter harvest.

To "give the Devil his due", EWE was right when he said that 50% of Louisiana college students had no business in college, they should learn a skilled trade and then go to work.