71% of Louisiana's college freshmen aren't ready for college-level work and spend their tuition gaining remedial skills they should've received for free in high school.
In 2010, Louisiana adopted Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. The new academic standards are based on research and were developed collaboratively by a coalition of teachers, school leaders and education experts from Louisiana and 45 states. Full implementation takes place during the 2014 - 2015 school year.