Based on contracts approved by the division of administration, Governor Jindal could pay outside lawyers as much as $275,000 in state money to represent his office in lawsuits over Common Core.

This expenditure is going to be seen as unwarranted, unnecessary and too much.

Jindal filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the Obama administration over Common Core. Jindal accuses the federal government of trying to nationalize the curriculum in local schools.

A Jindal spokesperson says outside counsel is needed when the individual has special expertise in certain areas of the law.

UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says there's a vocal group of anti-Common Core supporters, but there are also many who support the education standards and wish Jindal would spend the state's money elsewhere.

"This expenditure is going to be seen as unwarranted, unnecessary and too much," Cross said.