Whether and how to change Common Core is sparking lots of views from a modest number of people.
The state has collected 29,809 online comments in advance of an Aug. 19 hearing on possible revisions to the academic benchmarks in reading, writing and math.
They came from 723 people, according to the state Department of Education, and of that number 23 percent — 166– are parents.
The largest number of commenters are educators, the agency said in a prepared statement.
The opinions were collected from July 8-Aug. 5.
The public comment portal on the state Department of Education website —louisianabelieves.com — will remain open through the fall.
The first public hearing on the revisions is set for Aug. 19 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St.
It is scheduled to last from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Under a bill approved earlier this year, hearings are required in all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts.
The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will make recommendations in March, which will then be reviewed by legislative committees and the next governor.