Louisiana BOE Votes To Set Common Standards, Share Test Results With Other States.The Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate (10/14, Sentell) reports the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to approve a plan to adopt the same standards as 10 other states and Washington DC, so that the results can be compared.
Some Massachusetts Residents Collecting Signatures For Common Core Ballot Initiative.WWLP-TV Springfield, MA (10/13, Porter) reports a group of volunteers in Massachusetts have begun collecting signatures for a 2016 ballot initiative that would allow voters to repeal the adoption of Common Core standards. The state adopted the standards in 2010, but opponents of the standards in the state call it a “failing system.”
Libertarian Organization In Court Against Utah BOE Over Adoption Of Common Core.The St. George (UT) Spectrum (10/13, Whitehurst) reports Utah’s Libertas Institute, a libertarian organization, is arguing in court that the Utah BOE illegally adopted Common Core standards in 2010. The state is arguing that the organization failed to raise their concerns with the BOE before filing their lawsuit, so the case should be dismissed.