Jay Dardenne on Education
Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction
We need to build on the compromise reached by the Legislature this session to keep the current Common Core standards in place while the BESE works with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop even stronger Louisiana-based standards.
The current high standards have started to move Louisiana schools in the right direction, and it is important that we keep that momentum going.
Implementing higher standards won't change our schools overnight.
We need to give teachers and administrators the necessary time to implement these standards.
In the long-term, our education system will dictate the strength of our economy. High standards that allow our children to compete with students
across the country and the world will ensure we have the competitive workforce necessary for continuing to grow our economy. It also ensures that our kids are prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
Source: 2015 Louisiana Governor's campaign website JayDardenne.com
, Sep 9, 2015
TOPS cannot be sustained without capping costs
Education will be my first priority, meaning I'll fund it first. I'm a huge supporter of TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) and think it is the most popular thing that the Legislature of Louisiana has ever done.
However, it cannot be sustained under its current cost, as it was underfunded by $19-million this fiscal year. I would have signed the bill to cap TOPS, a measure that Governor Jindal vetoed.
Source: WRKF 89.3-FM on 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial race
, Aug 31, 2015
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