Mar 9, 2015|
Would you opt your kids out of Common Core? Tommy talks to Education Superintendent John White and State Rep. John Schroeder about Common Core in Louisiana.
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Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Email boxes addresses out from all of this senseless mindless fan and as a result you can't see the messages you really need but combatants are about common court Tommy Tucker David Blake Shelden Williams Jordan being moved away. And you of course led world getting here in this. Dark Monday morning Albion getting started darkly. Clear daylight saving time 77. Teen highs around 68 today right now it's sixty and throughout the week. He dumb on highs in the loose seventies and in Aaron reminder of the upper seventies to be rainy week though. There's another controversy I know you kind of believe there's over common core. And education as superintendent Louisiana Education Department John White joins us right now are about the latest morning John some air or. I'm well thank you and they you've taken timeliness. Tell me what's gone on with with testing with parents opting though it's set. Oh yeah our State's been on a plan for fifty or sixty years to have testing where art Patricia Arquette and bet those achievements on test this year we got that burst on capitol hours to you know we compete against states across the country. Our kids are actually epic are gonna knock out the park. Common core wanna correct this is not a curriculum it is and a set of educational standards correct. And try to ministers at a basic expectations and it's things as simple out. Kidding kindergarten or count to 100 artistic things are not new. What is new at Louisiana having expectations that are at any state that course it or just marked. They're just as capable any kids in America they should be held to restrict that we should hold ourselves to a standard that it as we expect that child and America. As it is now is there anyway for Louisiana take impair their students with standardized testing to Kentucky. To Nebraska into California at setter. BA CK but you have to wait solar grade bat mobile you get to the eleventh straight to turn out the or wanna lower states in the country. In terms of our basic math and reading skills that an acceptable it's unacceptable will be that low and it's unacceptable have to wait eleven great Chenault. We need to know as her taxpayer advocate. How well orchards are doing early in life so that we can insure that they are getting the support they need to get ready for our school are ready for college you're ready for the war. So as it stands only. Do take some kind of standardized texting right but it's only to compare Louisiana against Louisiana. Believe it was a good step in 1999. And yet if you wanna compare contaminate terror should actual or urge struck car. Believed to be that. When it won't be your view is that it won't give you real assessment of whether your child. Is on track took to get ready for the workplace and for college because our kids don't repeat what it will look what we. College at her job recently he can you trust. It that it across the country take it and it's just an hour in the air and as it is in Louisiana. We need to measure ourselves. In today's economy not just across Europe are just across our world. That's really what we're trying to do to bring Louisiana's it like it or tree which are just as Smart as any kid in the country. Gagnon a couple more minutes and I goods would come back on talking about preparation for the ACT if engaging in now what are we colonists the common core test. Our tests are caiso engaging in that. Throughout their school career that bulls somehow better benefits students when it comes to the ACC when it comes to the SAT because they're used to take in a more standardized. Nationwide. Test John mites are guessing any questions or comments to 601 mates at any right now tempered at W traffic. From the data WL traffic sent. Tommy Tucker if you and other WL seven Tony fein John mine superintendent of Louisiana Education Department talking about the park test as it relates to the common core standards is Eric guns are linkage between a team. Do what we say work and expect them let them. We're accountable strategic every child the test is of course sorry you are you measure that execute it achieved. Our standards that are just retire as president that statement after. Who sets the common course standards. Oh yeah we Louisiana. It's a monster urged now we have but I think these are good standard but our state board of education just. Every seven years we have a law that says we're gonna review that pander to get a true picture that there are not quite the right standards or our state except. That we're gonna start that process it and install. This is a Louisiana play at all which has been a Louisiana plant and we've got a lot of processes to ensure that were bankable. So no school can opt out of common court. Schools or going to take protester kids are going to take that law. Our state do we measure standards. Or better treatment accorded one set of standards the top schools. It ditching the standard is entirely a local thing I would open tactical error plus sought fantastic. International buckle great curriculum. An island down on Ellis humor design curriculum and public school in a different pairs later that week. Activity at every school every parish in the state dipper bet that's different curriculum that there local choice. But the basic minimum expectations are something we should assure every turn state their child can achieve our schools. So in terms of comparing Louisiana and other states park is standard test. It's standard terror around the country. Around the country it's not an restate it in twelve states it has to distinctive edges or this Opel four. Tommy is huge debt we get to compare so states and not just other states but the top state in the country and education Massachusetts new terms. Illinois and so. Secondly we're gonna bring writing back in court traps and independent thinking back or to orchards and seat or Ichi. All Al you blow the southern on the southeastern. Go into the workplace they're gonna be independent critical thinking skills and writing skills communications skill thinking you'll. What we're going to be measuring now more than just. And that's my question John Gotti case not be made that. This part test will in effect throughout the years. I'd hate to say guarantee but do everything you can to get students ready to take that all important ACT or SAT. A lot of but it sure isn't here at our standards. And when you measure them and when you go really. Do. That's gonna help on YouTube exit and I mean it is the actual test taking itself. So I mean. It's important we not overcast and I think there's a good. A country right now about not having too much Chester Roddick especially our school. We are too much faster. Not just to disprove global but also the local level and we got to be disciplined about getting rid of any test that hits. But I think about ourselves accountable. And frankly part took extra information about how world or the park just bark at double on seat on the security don't want. When it comes the objection of parents and I know you don't object to it but from what you're hearing is it about. A political agenda is it about the standards being new and airfreight Dickey it is not gonna do so well. Our ability impaired in this state. Many of them have legitimate concerns are sure urged Jewish schools. Concern letters test Coolidge John and Rick alternative rate concerns about data privacy terms of great concern about. Appropriate as the curriculum topic music street exit and go on for years. Territories in them fail I think there're some power. Who are playing on the legitimate. Air port illegitimate and political. And a couple. And it's not topple your parent and you come would you combat pay. A bistro untruth spoken. That have a political agenda and accusing and it certainly doesn't help what are you at about your child educated first. We're running out of time tell me about penalties now of so many kids and a opt out will scooby penalized and if so how. For sixteen years we've been taking tests and I just think we always had a rule at the state level temperature participate there's a tiny tablet at every year are down. Then that kid's scores up the system illogical kind accord that federal and state law. There are some place that your work I can't fault turn to separate and opt out changeover electoral there's a fair number quickly and most places you're talking the same numbers and you'll. Most years some parents choose not to and that's okay we're gonna talk term debt help them understand the issue that they still do not too. We're not good on these sixteen years were testing policy over based on hypothetical situation oracle real numbers that'll make a judgment after the tests take. John appreciate your time you comfortable sharing your AZT store and rain on the radio near. Three. Oh. Thank you John I appreciate your you'd time early do you. Guys have a good game for those of you that. A symbol and mentally it just once an image and Schroeder ruled on this the Louisiana State represented and after news. And he'll be talking about it the other side of common core and kids not parents not wanting kids take it. It's at 731 little bit late time for them W offers news and that would immediately. You have tea story there David in the news a pew listening in about marijuana in voting on it out. A pretty jaguar opinion poll is mirroring than asking should Louisiana citizens be able to vote on legalizing marijuana listen. We are not. And we're gonna talk to the senator I believe later June you know we talked. We are trying. To the senators dead of the represented Dalton on or off and on area. That proposes that you are listening to and of course are rated wells and can sometimes not so. We're not time about the legalization of marijuana we're talking about is the actual process of OT. At Sul just let the populist vote on it. Should Louisiana citizens be able to vote on legalizing marijuana. What do you think the results. And our poll. I mean. Sixteen in favor forty against navy snipers that are saying yes well. 5% saying well I don't think this is anything to do with marijuana I think is about. The right to vote yeah and let people make that decision and of course we don't have a democracy we have a new representative republic Jordan is that it. Represented republic in a form of government in this country I think it's a republic. Because. You know democracy is where ever you vote everything. This is what they did in in Colorado. And in these other states they've put it to a vote of the people. And soul. That's what happened here they've you know you hear most people say in Louisiana doesn't albeit well last state in the nation it and I've heard that many times. So I think people should at least be able to vote on it as my opinion daring scattered morning talking about common court. You are on double W up. Aid Deborah EU SAT there. Like I hear that. I'm just calling and the question for John why I guess he's gone. That the look what he's that. That he CT test that he says can be used to compare to other states. We can't take eliminate tests for years and that starts in fourth great. And that does it compare every other state in the country. And Ella. Every one bit and states that dropped out of that. How do you how do you determine my guess and with the ACT really depending on what was taught is easy AZT a reflection of six with a leg SP twelve years of education or eleven or ten would depending on when you take it. All it did you know it depends what he's trying. To measure we doing today a yearly measurement are we doing you know twelve year measurement like that by the time they get to the EP. With what he'd do it you know it's to upgrade is just one measurement. But you know these these hard task. We we don't even know if they are part we don't even have an agreement. With park right now and I think that's part of the confusion. That parents have and then you know that the cut scores keep changing that last year. You know it's children got 38% of their math questions correct. On the standardized tests we did last year you know they've got a good score so that keeps changing so. We we got a runny or teacher or parent Terry I'm a parent I'd appreciate your time I really honestly do and I'll be keep listening for John Schroeder out good. Thank you have a great day coming back with John Schroeder argument the other side common core under the W. I Tommy Tucker got WL talking about the parts had some parents opting out of his gun might be educate. And superintendent. Saying that if they do. There could be panels this penalties but he hasn't made up his mind yet he's a wait and see what happens demonic talk about it hypothetically. John Schroeder Louisiana State reserve air representative joins us right now and talk about it and he is on the other side. A this morning wrapped. We're more PR Tammy way ER what's gone on how you feel. Well. Let me back up a little bit the last session you know we'd let you probably couldn't get a legislation on. Sign any document thing we want not a common world. Since Vietnam the more you learn about the more you look into the the more you listen to you school boards. It is this the planned bout bought one is losing momentum daily. And there's probably close to forty legislators now on the latter. Two to about people. And to the public. Stated opposition wanna get a lot of comments the war. Is this political loses pole base to resist. After careful study by the the elected officials and their stance saying this night good for Louisiana children. Well comic I can just speak to my belt and Wear probably in Covington. My school board opposes the entire school board unanimously. Have been sent several revolution that is that we in opposing counsel. Opposing pork. I represented my constituent but is that wake up 1 morning you know I don't like on the award but you look comical what a year and a half ago. Into the pan thing in Paris educated me on it and in a very diligent on only facility in. There's no question. That this is. This is driven out that we you know we we we are glad that recently does superintendent as well news. But wait from from their stance. And you know we we want we understand and don't know educated person that person would count down. One standards of that Corey to think that because quote unfortunate that I don't want comments in the what high standards of the parents don't want that because it absolutely does it. Johnny in a way out and have a horse in the race as the kids eighteen going to college next year did well owning a CT get now apparently a full ride. But when it comes things you learned from parents and and I haven't had the but I do have a horse in the race now and I'm concerned. About the educational Louisiana. Children and students what did you learn from the parents that it did it change your mind on a common course standards and apart test. Where were you always against them and it reinforced what you believe. No I can't tell always against the men in you know that people take shots at the government of the government changes mom. Well senator Bennett changed mine I think most people who don't have a dog and write it down and listen to Japan. That Tommy do you think you have to sit in when useful reading you see where all this spot wrong that it not far from Louisiana. And now she what the superintendent. This is that this is not. Created Louisiana was because it was great out. And it copyrighted you cannot change it. And they have left him full control of the curriculum well that's not true the park after the line comment poor and in the curriculum the line part. I passed legislation last year that. That it would local district would have local control well that's what I found out that that not dictate that you have any doubt whatsoever. Paul couples who would have been taken care. Again I didn't wake up yet. One a lot of comment for this has been. Something that are uneducated IQ I have to twenties year old 46 role. But I represent people and it and I didn't think the majority of people who believed in my district who oppose that ideal place in the budget. Gambling and see this in terms of as a text it just came enhanced in this. Does this affect and you know I went through this attack about a four arrive in time outs an inning ounces this effect. Nationwide. A student's ability again and schools that are out of state for example Notre Dame Stanford and name few of the Yale any Ivy League school and there are a lot of other great colleges I'm not trying to. To leave any out but those of maybe the more noteworthy because they're football teams but did DN assailants and did the or we'd then it's ten years from now will it will look at a senior high school the and is able to compete. With the kids from other states say that twelve. Yeah Anderson I'm gone. Yes I mean I don't believe this curriculum will comment towards Spain is gonna cut it up on proving it on kept it. There's no wait them out and show you an odd. Today that this is gonna do it with your response. Louisiana did have high in the world were ranked very highly and we weren't moving forward. The common. You you. You're going to be your world you'd see what's going on this this is losing momentum across. The country not just Louisiana. There's not a wealthy that gain momentum every day every day is over 200 people the legislation. Filed against state dot com who wore when we when we think when we're in the we'd have a lot of pork which. We're not really taken ports that were taken off like that. There's only ten states left when he. Every day there's legislation either and all and so people because I believe quality parent reserves. I'll probably get a hundred emails today compare across Louisiana. Alum of what's going on in Tennessee and all these other state. The reason behind it was to compare ourselves law the state to feel left out left and right that they find one more about the more space to get not every every week. Thank you John appreciate your time talking again thank god you bet representative John Schroeder 753 and your calls and we come back in 2601878. Idyllic time for debit WL traffic. A load sometimes you that your tax. This and says those bastions of education targets on Tennessee. If you're comfortable enough BCA here ACT score on a radio I'd love the third scenario. No I won't let let me tell you a quick did you two OJ ECD score. Art. Jordan got a 32. Is that sickening tell me what you want to say about insulting to say what. Why it is managing candidate they can make that Tennessee and Arkansas that's cheap it is thought that thought it is half. I take part Henry he's definitely out to the top ranking nation Wednesday Canadian content that I might attract. And the media and it's important for parts to feed. The talking point Ellis to try to get people to look away from the theory problem the content. Cornyn and those are ominous honesty and you hang until after the news. Sour opinion until after the news. Short OK good because I wanna I wanna hear what it is that you have to say about this will be back Devin W.