STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHN WHITE REGARDING RULING GRANTING AN INJUNCTION LIFTING SUSPENSION OF TESTING CONTRACTS

Aug 19, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. - State Superintendent of Education John White issued a statement today concerning Judge Todd Hernandez's ruling to grant an injunction lifting the suspension of testing contracts:

"Today's ruling allows teachers and students to continue raising expectations in Louisiana. It enables our state to set its aspirations high and to compete with states across the country. Our students are just as smart and capable as any in America. We've been working for four years to teach them to the highest standards anywhere. Today's ruling continues that progress. In a letter sent this evening, I have communicated to Commissioner Kristy Nichols that our state's schools will continue their five-year transition to higher expectations and have asked the Administration's cooperation in that process."