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Common Core focus of Wednesday St. Tammany town hall meeting

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Parents in St. Tammany Parish can voice their opinion on the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.

Wednesday night's town hall meeting takes place at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Louisiana Department of Education released test scores for schools yesterday, even with the implementation of common core.

A year ago, 575 Louisiana public schools earned an ‘A' or ‘B.' This year that number jumped to 607.

State senator A.G. Crowe says his main concern is who controls the education standards.

“I'm for higher standards,” he states. “I just don't think Common Core is the issue, or is the platform that we should be working, mainly because the standards, the curriculum even though developed here in Louisiana under BESE Board. The assessment part of it is not done within the state of Louisiana.”

Senator Crowe also invites students to attend Wednesday night's meeting.

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