Second Louisiana lawsuit over Common Core goes before judge

  // Friday, 15 August 2014 11:40 //

Another round of debates about the controversial Common Core education standards is underway before a second Louisiana district judge Friday.

The lawsuit was filed against the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Elementary Secondary Education (BESE). It was filed by state lawmakers who claim education leaders failed to follow laws when moving Louisiana to Common Core standards.

The matter is being heard by Judge Tim Kelley. Proceedings started around 10 a.m.

Seventeen lawmakers are involved in the lawsuit to try to stop the use of the national set of education standards in reading, writing, and math.

BESE president Chas Roemer said the education board followed state law and the suit has no merit.

Judge Todd Hernandez heard motions Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by parents and teachers who support Common Core and accuse Gov. Bobby Jindal of violating the Louisiana Constitution in his actions against the multi-state standards.

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