Test vote on Common Core shows lack of La. House support for shelving the education standards


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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — If Common Core opponents want to get the education standards stripped from Louisiana's public schools, it looks as if they have more work to do, to get lawmakers on their side.

Rep. Brett Geymann failed in a procedural move Monday to get his bill — which would change the method for adopting education standards — moved to the full House without a committee hearing.

Geymann, a Republican leader of the anti-Common Core movement in the Legislature, was trying to bypass the House Education Committee. The committee refused to scrap the multistate standards in English and math last year.

But lawmakers voted 61-37 against the bypass maneuver.

That was seen as a test vote and considered a sign that Common Core opponents don't have support from a majority of the House.

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