Jindal Sues Obama Admin Over Common Core

Maria Santos
The Washington Free Beacon
8/27/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R.) filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over Common Core Wednesday, arguing that the government’s role in pushing the standards on states threatened states’ rights and abused federal funds.

Although proponents of the standards depict them as “a state-led effort,” states adopted the standards in order to qualify for federal Race to the Top funding.

Without directly naming Common Core, the federal government required states to implement standards with a list of attributes mirroring those of the newly-minted Common Core standards. Forty-five states then switched to the standards with little to no review or public debate…

…Anne Hyslop, a senior policy analyst for Bellwether Education Partners, told Politico, “It’s unlikely he’ll get anything out of this suit other than padding his conservative credentials — which may be the whole point.”…

 

 

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