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Democrat candidate for Louisiana governor criticizes state on Common Core
A south Louisiana state representative hoping to succeed Bobby Jindal as governor is criticizing the state's indecisive stance on education.
State Rep. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana's 72nd District is hoping to become the next governor of Louisiana and is on the campaign trail today in Baton Rouge.
Edwards' main topic was education, surrounding the hotly debated topic of Common Core test standards.
The state representative from Amite, Louisiana says that whether you are for Common Core or not, the indecisiveness that is currently going on in Louisiana's education system is unfair for the students.
"We have a real problem with education in Louisiana today. School starts in about three weeks, teachers don't know which tests they're going to be administering. And who's paying the price for this? It's our students. And that is a disgrace for the state of Louisiana," says Edwards.
Jindal is term limited, and won't be running for a third time next October.
Edwards joins Jay Dardenne, David Vitter, Foster Campbell, and Jeremy Odom in the race for governor.