Local state reps not fans of Common Core
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Rep. Simone Champagne
Rep. Simone Champagne
Rep. Bob Hensgens
Rep. Bob Hensgens
There has been a lot of anguish concerning the Common Core Standards and the curriculum adopted by individual districts across the state of Louisiana.

Vermilion Parish state representatives Simone Champagne and Bob Hensgens have received negative phone calls and E-mails over Common Core.

The two have gone on record to say they are both not happy with the state’s Common Core Standards. They would like the state to create its own standards.

They combined their views on Common Core and released a statement.

“Although we believe in higher standards for Math and English/Language skills in Louisiana, we also have problems with the implementation of selected Common Core materials!

“Today we stand strong with our parents; our children deserve better!

“We believe Louisiana should have its own set of unique standards that can be as high of a standard as Common Core. We also need to look at a proper implementation process of these standards. The transition up to this point since 2010 has been unevenly implemented around the State. This has created gaps in our children’s education!

“We agree with the parents in our respective districts who are worried about the curriculum choice many districts have made and the implementation of the curriculum.

“As people who believe in a better future for our children, we should not return to the standards of the past. Our children are as smart as any child in this country and our standards should be as high as any!

“We look forward to working with all stake holders to find a way to localize strong and appropriate standards and to strengthen them to protect us from Federal intervention. This is not a moment to go backwards but a time to move forward with strong Louisiana Standards!”
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