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Supt. John White discusses what's next with Common Core

Supt. John White addresses the media about the next steps for Common Core. (Source: WAFB) Supt. John White addresses the media about the next steps for Common Core. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White held a news conference Wednesday morning to talk about the next steps related to the Common Core standards.

White discussed the plan moving forward after a district court judge ruled Gov. Bobby Jindal's suspension of contracts the education department planned to use to buy testing material aligned with Common Core is causing harm to parents, teachers, administrators and students.

The contract suspension has stalled standardized testing plans for third-grade through eighth-grade students in Louisiana's public schools.

Parents, teachers and a charter school organization sued Jindal after he suspended the contracts, alleging he violated constitutional separations of authority over education policy. The state education board joined in suing Jindal.

Jindal's lawyer said the governor exercised his statutory authority over state contracting.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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