Jindal just finished a press conference.
His words, summarized:
PARCC selection did not comply with La state law requiring a bidding process– this voids PARCC agreement. Jindal has asked for a financial audit of PARCC spending and an open, competitive bidding process for assessment.
He said that suspending PARCC is what he was able to do immediately via executive order.
He also contacted NGA and CCSSO and terminated La’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Common COre (CCSS). He said when he signed on, he did not realize the federal control that CCSS would bring into the state.
He charged the La State Board of Ed (BESE) to produce state standards and state assessments. He wants BESE to work with legislature on this.
More to come.