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'Common Core Compromise' bills await Gov. Jindal's signature

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The future of education reform is solely in the hands of Governor Bobby Jindal.

All three bills of the so-called "Common Core Compromise" have passed the legislature and await action from the governor's pen.

"Yes. Governor Jindal will sign these bills," said Mike Reed, Jindal's Communications Director. "The bills set up a good process to ensure education curriculum will be locally controlled going forward. The next step is to elect leaders who are committed to getting rid of Common Core."

The last of the three received final approval Tuesday afternoon in the House. The bill from Rep. John Schroder would change Common Core exams for the upcoming school year.

The bill requires that no more than half of test questions can come from the PARCC exam.

The bill passed unanimously, and Rep. Schroder thanked his colleagues for their support.

"If there's a model to follow on dealing with issues, this is it," said Rep. Schroder, R-Covington. "This was a very emotional issue across the state of the Louisiana. And we've been working on this since session ended last year."

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