Jindal to Join Louisiana Lawmakers' Common Core Lawsuit

The battle over Common Core rages on in the Bayou State as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed paperwork to join several state lawmakers who are suing the state department of education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported late last week.

“We are excited about the governor joining our lawsuit. The democratic process was ignored and, with the help of the [Jindal] administration, we are confident we will be victorious and the people will win,” said state Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charless, who is leading an anti-Common Core group of 17 state lawmakers in the legal action.

The legislators allege that Louisiana’s Department of Education and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education did not properly advertise the new standards before implementing Common Core. They lost an initial legal battle using this same argument back in August, when a judge denied the same state lawmakers’ request to block use of the educational benchmarks immediately.

This is in addition to the federal lawsuit Jindal has filed against the U.S. Department of Education.