A group of parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his actions against the multi-state standards.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Baton Rouge. It accuses the Republican governor of violating the state constitution by issuing a series of executive orders and contract suspensions aimed at undermining Common Core.
The lawsuit says Jindal's actions don't comply with constitutional provisions that give education policy-setting authority to the Legislature and implementation authority to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Jindal issued a statement saying the lawsuit has no merit and citing a law that gives his administration the authority to oversee contracts.
It's the second lawsuit filed over Common Core. On Monday, 17 state lawmakers who oppose the standards lodged their own legal challenge, saying BESE and the state education department didn't properly enact the standards and seeking their immediate suspension.
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