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On Aug. 4, Chas Roemer, the president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, blamed Louisiana’s poor education ranking (fourth worst in the nation according to the 2014 national WalletHub.com rankings for the “Best and Worst School Systems”) on “low expectations;” he also blamed Gov. Jindal’s opposition to Common Core (at odds with Roemer and the majority of BESE’s support of Common Core) for creating an educational “fiasco” in Louisiana.  Roemer was quoted as saying “We need leadership that spends less time on politics and more time on kids.” 
 

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