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Common Core Lawsuit (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-08-22

Duration: 00:12:45

Subjects: Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers | LAWSUITS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Campbell, Ken Interviewee
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee
  • White, John Speaker
  • Nichols, Kristy Speaker


This segment from the August 22, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Ken Campbell, the president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, and Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. They discuss: the judge’s decision to lift the Jindal Administration’s suspension of the PARCC assessments for Common Core; the ongoing debate over the Common Core educational standards; the need for the conversation to shift from the assessments to the quality of the standards; and their expectations for the upcoming school year. This segment also includes highlights of the statements made by State Superintendent of Education John White and Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols following the judge’s ruling.