Louisiana Lawmakers Sue Over Common Core
Seventeen state lawmakers are heading to court to try to stop Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
Rep. Brett Geymann, a Republican who opposes the standards, said the lawsuit was filed Monday.
The lawsuit says the state education board didn't follow Louisiana's administrative procedures law for rolling out new standards in classrooms.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the Common Core standards in 2010. BESE President Chas Roemer says the education board followed state law and the lawsuit has no merit.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, a one-time Common Core supporter, now opposes the standards as a federal intrusion into local education. But he and other Common Core critics have been unable to persuade BESE to change course. Lawmakers also upheld use of the standards.
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