It is no secret that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has aspirations for the White House.
On June 13, 2014, Jindal visited the “presidential testing ground,” Iowa. Many in Iowa did not know who he was.
To me, a Louisianian, it is absolutely no surprise that Jindal said that a 2016 presidential run is “something” he is “thinking about.”
What Jindal needs is a sensational, distinguishing, timely issue to propel him into the national spotlight….
Enter Jindal’s very public Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) rejection.
The same day Jindal was in Iowa, June 13, 2014, he vetoed a bill for a CCSS moratorium in Louisiana.
On June 17, 2014, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan criticized Jindal on the CBS News for “the situation” being “about politics.”
It’s funny to hear that from a non-teacher, former pro-basketball player who was placed in the position of US secretary of education by a president who met him on a basketball court.
The next day, on June 18, 2014, Jindal announced his cancellation of Louisiana’sCCSS MOU (memorandum of understanding) and his intent to “get PARCC out of Louisiana.”
He spoke of federal overreach.
The Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) want to keep both CCSS and PARCC.
As of August 7, 2014, BESE and Jindal are involved in three lawsuits related to Does Jindal Have a Case with Common Core as Federal “Scheme”? | deutsch29: