facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal sued over rejection of Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said a lawsuit seeking to force him to accept the Common Core standards has no merit.
By Frances Burns   |   July 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/upi/UPI-4391406065108/2014/1/adb5b249800dc2dbfeaca5e447069423/La-Gov-Bobby-Jindal-sued-over-rejection-of-Common-Core.jpg
BATON ROUGE, La., July 22 (UPI) -- A coalition of parents, teachers and a charter school group sued Tuesday over Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's rejection of the Common Core education standards.

The Black Alliance for Educational Opportunity is supporting the legal action in state court in Baton Rouge financially. The plaintiffs include Choice Foundation, parents and teachers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge parents.

The group is seeking a court order that the state go ahead with its contract for tests in the next school year. The plaintiffs charge that Jindal violated the state constitution when he suspended actions taken by the state board of elementary and secondary education.

Jindal, a former backer of the Common Core standards, said last month that he wants "Louisiana standards and a Louisiana test."

Eric Lewis, Louisiana director of the Black Alliance, said Jindal has left them no choice but to go to court.

"At this point, this is the only avenue that remains in moving the state forward in fully implementing Common Core," he said.

Jindal said the lawsuit is "without merit."

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
3
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
4
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster munitions in Donetsk city Reports claim Ukraine used cluster munitions in Donetsk city
5
Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban
Trending News
Load More
x
Feedback