State Superintendent of Education John White said the tests will ask students to reason and explain their responses rather than the traditional bubble exams.

“The intellectual challenge is better,” White told reporters. “The questions are going to ask kids to do multiple acts of analysis rather than just one simple task.”

Fighting Medicaid expansion in Louisiana will be one of the state AFP [Americans For Prosperity] chapter’s top priorities during the session. Others include: tort reform, education reform that protects or strengthens state rights and weakens federal control, reducing government regulations, and opposing tax increases.

The Jindal administration’s Office of Juvenile Justice does not effectively monitor its contracts with providers who run programs aimed at keeping youth out of juvenile institutions, the legislative auditor said in a report issued Monday.


Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...