“Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Obama administration of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the common-core education standards.
The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform education standards and testing. The Republican governor says that “effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum” in violation of the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution and federal laws that prohibit national control of education content.”
“Gov. Jindal who originally supported CC is now changing course to sue “Feds Over Common Core”? So now he becomes the first GOP wannabe presidential candidate “out of gate” to align himself with the 60% statistic generated by the constituents opposing Common Core. But he also generally supports school “choice” (charters, vouchers, etc.), which just happens to be looming as a major platform in the GOP for 2016!”
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Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education
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