Chas Roemer, president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said Monday that the multi-state English and math standards will allow Louisiana to compete globally and compare student performance across states.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Texas' border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis.

In a statement, Michael Ranatza, executive director of the association, said Landrieu's "senior status" and her continued support for the sheriffs throughout her career were deciding factors.

The clash over whether Louisiana's public schools should teach to the Common Core education standards has devolved into a bitter public feud that will have one-time political friends sitting on opposite sides of courtrooms.

The position puts him at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, but could bolster support from the business community as the senator raises money for the 2015 governor's race.

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