Students facing tougher standards on standardized tests; pushback on Richard Campanella’s views on New Orleans gentrification

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“We raised [our] standards, but relative to the nation and relative now to the rest of the world, they’re low,” [former state school board member Leslie] Jacobs said. “Relative to where we were in 1998 and 1999, they’re high.”

Standardized test scores will likely drop in the near-term as students transition from state tests to national Common Core curricula measurements. Don’t miss the examples of these changes in a graphic at the end of the article.

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