Up to 200 educators are expected Friday for a forum that is set to include two of four contenders for governor.

The gathering is hosted by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, which will be ending its summer conference on professional development at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Baton Rouge Republican, and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, an Amite Democrat, are expected to take part in the noontime forum.

The other candidates are U. S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie and Public Service Commission member Scott Angelle of Breaux Bridge, both Republicans.

Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana, is scheduled to host the session.

Dardenne is the lone candiate in the race for governor who backs Common Core, which is new academic benchmarks in reading, writing and math.