LRN Newscast 16:30 03-31-15

There term ‘Common Core’ is receiving some negative reaction across the state, according to a recent poll conducted the LSU Public Policy Research Lab. Director Michael Henderson says only 39 percent of Louisianians surveyed say they support Common Core, but there seemed to be some uncertainty about who developed the curriculum….
CUT 7 (06) Q; “some guessing”
He says the actual name ‘Common Core’ has been tainted.

As body cameras are being introduced to more law enforcement agencies, a Baton Rouge lawmaker wants to make it a requirement that ALL law officers in the state are equipped with the new technology. State Representative Dalton Honore says the use of body cameras can protect both citizens and police officers…
CUT 3 (08) “down tremendously”
The A-C-L-U of Louisiana is alleging that Albert Hardison, principal at Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School in Shreveport, engaged in unlawful religious coercion. Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman says they recently learned of a newsletter Hardison sent home to parents ahead of standardized testing…
CUT 9 (09) “on the test”
Which she says is a violation of Separation of Church and State.

Indiana is taking a lot of heat for its new “religious freedom” law. Sarah Jane Brady, with the Forum for Equality, hopes Louisiana can learn from Indiana when they push a law in the upcoming session that protects against discrimination of people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity…
cut 12 (10) “here in Louisiana”
In the past, lawmakers have shot down bills to protect the L-G-B-T community.