Aug. 28, 2014

Bobby Jindal Sues Dept. of Education Over Common Core

Once welcoming Common Core educational standards to the state of Louisiana, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Department of Education Aug. 27 alleging the implementation of the program violates the rights of states under the Tenth Amendment. “This case involves an attempt by the executive branch to implement national education reform far beyond the intentions of Congress,” the suit read. In fact, it’s “in contradiction to 50 years of Congressional policy forbidding federal direction or control of curriculum, the cornerstone of education policy.” Beltway pundits argue Jindal’s move is a stunt to boost his potential 2016 presidential run, but for the teachers and students in the suburbs and towns of America, Common Core is a Washington intrusion into everyday life that must be challenged. More…

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