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David Vitter

October 21, 2014

Vitter Urges State to Stop Designating Eureka Math

(Metairie, La.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter sent a letter to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White this week urging the state to stop designating Eureka Math as the preferred curriculum.

“I’ve been meeting with and hearing from parents all across the state, and I’m concerned with the extreme difficulty and frustration many students and parents are having with Eureka Math,” Vitter said. “As a practical matter, many local systems have felt pressured to adopt it, particularly smaller systems with very limited curriculum review and development resources. Any pressure to adopt it needs to stop immediately.”

St. Tammany Parish School Board recently ordered Eureka Math to be dropped from the district's curriculum by the next school year.

Below is the text of Vitter’s letter.