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Common Core To Get New Name In Louisiana? Legislator Says Yes

Louisiana won’t roll back the controversial Common Core mathematics and English standards, three state legislators predicted Thursday. But Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, said he wouldn’t be shocked if lawmakers change the initiative’s name to get around what some perceive as an image problem.

“We will probably do something really silly like changing the name of it to something else” to throw off opponents, Leger said at a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Orleans Public Education Network.