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Common core curricula hot topic for Louisiana legislators

The Louisiana legislative will begin a 3 month session in Baton Rouge at noon on Monday. The Louisiana legislative will begin a 3 month session in Baton Rouge at noon on Monday.
BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) -

The Louisiana Legislature will start the 2014-2015 regular session at noon on Monday.

Lawmakers will be considering around 1,500 bills.  One of the most common topics will deal with Common Core.  It is a series of grade-by-grade standards for English, language arts, and math and it details what students should know by the end of each grade level.

The controversial federal standard is likely to produce big debates during the session.  "I not only see my children, but other children of my friends who are struggling with their homework, when before they never had these problems.  They were "A" students," said Kichelle Rowe, a mother with two school-aged children.

Repealing the controversial curricula is the idea behind two bills submitted by State Representative Cameron Henry of New Orleans.  

Supporters of Common Core say it forces students to think more independently and on the same level as other students across the country.  "The idea of increased rigor is one that I have found is one that is universally accepted by the parents of this state," said Chas Roemer, BESE president.

65 bills have been introduced dealing with education so far this session.

Governor Bobby Jindal will address a joint session of the state legislature in Baton Rouge at noon Monday.

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