Gov. Jindal seeks to block Common Core test in La.

June 18, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took steps Wednesday to block the use of tests tied to the Common Core education standards, a…

16 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Alvin says:

    Being from Louisiana and backing our courageous Governor, there are cronies here who see Common Core as another governmental power grab opportunity just as the War on Poverty has produced slum lords, the War on Drugs has produced Mexican Cartels, the War on Communism has produced outsourcing of our labor force, the list goes on. EVERYTHING this gubment has gotten into has turned to crap, including the education system and it’s so-called Common Core, which will leave schools totally gubment dictated under a baseless rule of law without discipline, which is an oxymoron. Civilization started with self-discipline when Abraham circumcised himself in obedience to the righteous command of God. Take that away and we return to be the animals of lawlessness. Welcome your future liberals! Isn’t it gonna be GREAT without God?

  • aurora9 says:

    Jindal seems to be a person who takes his job seriously and is trying his best to do what is right!

    1. BOC says:

      Most southern governors do care and that is why in comparison to their blue state counterparts north of the Mason-Dixon that these states are experiencing “true” economic recovery and are doing their best at the state level to fiend off, especially programs that almost guarantee hijacking your children’s mind with ideological indoctrination disguised as education with Common Core, the onslaught of liberal, progressive fascism.

      1. I Seigel says:

        Where do you get this “liberal, progressive fascism” crap? You do realize that Common Core is a direct offshoot of No Child Left Behind, the system put in place under W to establish nationwide standards and testing? Or did that little fact conveniently escape your paranoid fascist mind?

        1. BOC says:

          Hardly, that piece of garbage was crafted with the help of Teddy “I can commit manslaughter without punishment or reprisal and live a life of misogyny as My father, brothers, current and future generations to follow” Kennedy. The fact is Bush is a progressive, and the latest POS, indoctrination through the veil of education is one more step in the progressive, liberal fascist agenda. The statement isn’t crap, just your interpretation. Enjoy your day, always like your input, even if it’s half wrong and misguided.

          1. I Seigel says:

            I’m just curious: In your “perfect world”, how would we change the educational system to avoid this “progressive, liberal fascist” indoctrination?

          2. BOC says:

            There is no perfect “world” that’s the ideological alter for which “you” and the progressive left worship. With regard to your question however, the first step would be to blow up the bloated, failed bureaucracy that is the Department of Education and let state and local governments decide their curriculum. Non-union teachers, where their continued employment is based on merit and ability, not union protectionism and the worst of all possible reasons, tenure. I get it, you’re a Kool-Aid drinking, New Republic, NYT reading progressive whose beliefs are so rooted in ideology, you’re blind to what is happening around you. Common Core removes family, patriotism, and faith from education indoctrinating the children into the proletariat thus making the “state” their parent.
            To be clear, my reference to faith is not based on religion, but the spiritual beliefs as an individual. This has been going on since the inception of the aforementioned ED, and I thank God I graduated college in the 70’s. Anyway, the subject matter on this site tends to bleed out fairly quickly so you have the last word. You would probably be surprised to know I do agree with some of the subjects you have weighed in on in the past, but Common Core will never be one of them. Enjoy the rest of your week.

          3. I Seigel says:

            OK, thank you for a fairly reasonable response.

            YOU would be surprised that I agree with you on a couple of points. Simply throwing large amounts of money at a problem is not solving anything, whether it’s the education mess we have now, the “war on drugs”, the “war on crime”, or any number of other issues that Democrats AND Republicans over the years have decided that money equals doing something useful.

            In my opinion, the education system started to go downhill when teachers and school administrators lost the power of corporal punishment. But that’s just MY opinion.

            I am in partial agreement with the criticism of the teachers’ union. I see advantages to unionization, and this is a whole other topic for a whole other thread. But the teachers need to compromise on a great many things, the first of which is the idea of tenure and pay for merit rather than pay for seniority.

            I have not drank any Kool-Aid as far as Common Core is concerned. I thought No Child Left Behind was a mistake, and Common Core continues the mistake. If you want to support states like Texas, which doesn’t want to teach critical thinking, or Kansas, which doesn’t want to teach science (evolution, climate change), then go right ahead. The people that want their children to learn those things can move to other states so their children can learn and compete for jobs in the 21st century. If Texas and Kansas and others want to hide in the 19th century, more power to them.

          4. Alvin says:

            Educate in the home, where it started. I’m tired of a government screwing me and MY family with my children’s money. Government will never level the playing field by legislating morals. Survival of the fittest Jack Niehoff.

          5. I Seigel says:

            So stretch your imagination a minute and pretend there’s a family with TWO working parents (a man and a woman). Maybe they’re blue collar, maybe they’re both office workers or execs. Who is supposed to do the educating? Yes, many parents opt for home schooling, but many want their children to have the socializing experience of being in a classroom with a diverse group of classmates. Many parents are simply not capable of teaching a child enough. Your “solution” works for “House on a Prairie”, but not in the 21st century.

          6. Alvin says:

            My getting the gubment out means paying for your own. Wanna balanced budget, pay for YOUR child’s education, not your children paying for helpless teachers to supervise a playground in the classroom.

          7. I Seigel says:

            Maybe you haven’t noticed, but your property taxes – assuming you pay them – help pay for your child’s education and those of your neighbors. And their taxes help to pay for yours. The Federal government only contributes a part.

            And why this “holy grail” of a balanced budget? It certainly wasn’t important to Nixon, Reagan, Bush 1. This whole idea of a balanced budget is just a sham to get you to believe in shrinking the government and, most importantly, getting rid of regulations that protect people and that tax corporations. It’s a right-wing, fascist, Rupert Murdoch-inspired conspiracy, and you’ve all swallowed the Kool-Aid.

          8. Alvin says:

            I have a sister who thinks the government is as big as God and can solve all problems. People who believe that are the REAL problem.
            And besides, other than you demoncrats, who says it’s right for me to pay for an education of those who own no property when I can barely afford a house note to keep from paying rent that would otherwise help make the rich richer? You need to take an economics class, because Putin himself has said the US better think twice if they think socialism will work. Russia tried it for 50 yrs. and it failed for the same reason you think it’s the only solution. You socialists need some experience, move to China!

          9. I Seigel says:

            Hello Alvin,
            Except for same silly namecalling, that was a pretty reasonable answer. Thank you.

            I definitely agree with you that people who believe that government can solve all problems are the REAL problem.

            Would you also agree that people who believe that government can solve NO problems are also the REAL problem?

            Whenever people use “never”, “always”, “everyone”, “no one”, “all”, “none”, etc in their responses, it’s an indication that they’re not really thinking clearly and that they’re extremists, whether on the left or the right. Don’t you agree?

            I have some things to say about your ideas of “socialism”, which I’ll get to later. For now, let me just point out your mistake that if socialists needed some “experience”, they wouldn’t move to China. China, in case you’ve forgotten, is Communist. You could have chosen MANY other countries in the world, but not China.

        2. Alvin says:

          Correction people…..Written by a liberal Congress, argued by and forced through by female (genetically or not) liberal members otherwise known as un-American socialists.

  • Driver_S says:

    Every state needs to abolish Common Core and throw the bribes of the Marxist government back in their faces. The states need to stand up to the liberal takeover of our Constitutional Rights and Rules of Order of government standing.

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