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No agreement reached between Jindal and White

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By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A face-to-face meeting between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White didn't break through an impasse over standardized testing for public schools.

The two men had their first-sit down Thursday since the governor stalled White's testing contracts to undermine Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards. After it was over, no resolution had been reached.

White and a majority of state education board members support Common Core.

Jindal suspended the testing contracts to derail education department plans to purchase Common Core-aligned testing material.

White says the governor overreached his authority. Jindal says the education department didn't follow contracting law.

The state education board offered to issue a competitive bid for a new testing contract, but new fissures have emerged over who decides what's in the request for bids.

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