BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Despite controversy about Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards, only a few hundred people have submitted comments for a public review process of the English and math benchmarks.
The Department of Education said Monday that during the first month of an ongoing comment period, 723 individuals sent in 29,809 "pieces of feedback" on the multistate standards of what students should learn at each grade level.
Sixty percent of commenters described themselves as educators, 23 percent as parents, 7 percent as district or school administrators and the rest as members of the public or other education institutions.
The first meeting of the education standards review committees is set for Aug. 19 in Baton Rouge, with final recommendations to be made in February.
The comment website remains open at www.louisiana.statestandards.com .