URGENT ACTION ALERT #  2 for all TPoL members...... TELL GOV. JINDAL TO VETO HB 953 (re Common Core)

HB 953 (Leger) has passed the legislature and is now with the Gov to be signed . We cannot allow this bill to become law.


                                            Link to the bill (HB 953):         https://www.legis.la....­


URGENT ACTION NEEDED by all TPoL members:
THE GOV. HAS THIS Common Core BILL ON HIS DESK!!
PLEASE CONTACT GOV JINDAL AND ASK THAT HE VETO HB 953 AND RESTORE LOUISIANA CONTROL OVER OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION.

GOV JINDAL's Phone:      225-342-7015 or 866-366-1121 (Toll Free)
Fax225-342-7099 and/or call 
CONSTITUENT SERVICES : ( 225 ) 342 - 0991

EMAIL (click on the following link & complete email form and copy and paste – VETO HB 953 and all Common Core related implementation bills in Louisiana and/or any or all of talking points below):

                                  http://www.gov.la.gov...­

MAILING ADDRESS : Office of the Governor, PO Box 94004, Baton Rouge, LA 70804

TALKING POINTS ON HB 953

VETO HB 953 because:
1. This bill removes parents from the LA educational process of determining standards. 
2. HB 953 destroys our state sovereignty over education by requiring "nationally recognized standards" and assessments that are defined by other states and tied to the "rigor" of the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Test that is fully controlled by the FEDERAL Department of Education.
3. HB 953 requires that beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the assessment "results" (from tests over which we have little control) will be used to evaluate our Louisiana students, teachers, and schools. Outcome based high stakes testing "results" which we do not control must not be the foundation of our state's educational system.
4. For our children, we need to: STOP COMMON CORE AND PARCC TESTING IN LOUISIANA.