Jindal Seeks to Withdraw Louisiana from Common Core Test Group

Gov. Bobby Jindal / AP

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.) said he will withdraw Louisiana from Common Core's test group of states if the state legislature does not, according to the Times Picayune.

Jindal’s announcement was prompted by a letter sent by eight state legislators who asked the governor to pull out of his agreement to help create Common Core’s Partnership of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test.

According to the Times Picayune:

"We share the concerns of these [anti-Common Core] legislators and also of parents across Louisiana. We're hopeful that legislation will move through the process this session that will address the concerns of parents or delay implementation until these concerns can be addressed. We think this course of action outlined in the legislators' letter remains a very viable option if the Legislature does not act," said Jindal in a written statement.