Lawmakers, Teachers File Suits Over Common Core Standards
A group of parents and teachers that support the Common Core education standards filed a lawsuit today against Gov. Bobby Jindal.
The suit claims the governor violated his legal authority by using executive orders and contract suspensions to keep schools from using Common Core.
Democratic New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger says he supports this legal action.
I hope this legal action can allow for some clarity.
"The governor's actions now are problematic, because they create chaos in our schools," Leger said. "School is beginning very shortly, and I hope this legal action can allow for some clarity."
The pro-Common Core lawsuit comes one day after a separate suit was filed to challenge whether BESE followed state law when it adopted the controversial education standards.
Navis Hill, a parent of a public school student, is one of the plaintiffs in the second lawsuit, filed today. Hill says she believes Jindal is playing political games.
"It's very frustrating to deviate from the plan in the middle of his elementary education," Hill said.