BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB/AP) -
A judge has denied a lawsuit filed by Louisiana lawmakers against state education officials over Common Core, meaning the controversial education standards continue in the state for now.
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 claimed education leaders failed to follow laws when moving Louisiana to Common Core standards.
"We're getting side tracked on some legalities which I'm glad they came out in our favor, but the point we need to continue is these standards are good for kids and good for our schools," says Chaz Roemer, president of BESE.
"Today's ruling allows teachers and students to continue raising expectations in Louisiana," State Superintendent John White. "Our students are just as smart and capable as any in America. We've been working for four years to teach them to the highest standards in our country.