NEW ORLEANS – Somebody looks like they want to run for President. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took another swipe at the Common Core during his remarks at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference being held this weekend in New Orleans.
“I’m against the Common Core, and I don’t want Louisiana to be in the Common Core,” he said to booming applause at the Republican Leadership Conference — the annual conservative confab, held this year in New Orleans.
Jindal is term-limited as Louisiana governor and is considering launching a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. He’s was the first in a series of conservative White House hopefuls to speak at the conference.
Jindal was once for Common Core but recently has said he wants Louisiana, which adopted the standards in 2010, not to participate.
“We’ve taken a lot of criticism in this state from folks that have criticized me for being against it,” Jindal said Thursday.
“Let me be very clear, I’m for standards and I’m for our kids learning and our kids being able to compete but it seems to me that there is something fundamentally wrong when the bureaucrats, when the federal government especially, thinks they know best and they don’t need to listen to parents.”
Ok, now let’s see this translated into action for the parents of Louisiana.
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Authored by Shane Vander Hart