As kids head back to school, Common Core fight heads to court

AMITE, LA (WVUE) - The controversy over what should be taught in Louisiana classrooms heads to court Tuesday morning.

Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana's education leaders are fighting over whether the state should implement Common Core standards.

That lawsuit accuses the governor of violating the state's constitution with his actions to stop the education standards from being used. In June, the governor issued an executive order suspending contract with the state education leaders used to purchase testing materials.

Jindal, who once supported Common Core, now opposes it and calls it an unlawful attempt by the federal government to manage education standards.

"This should not be a federal decision. We don't need a one size fits all approach to our curriculum being made by Washington D.C. by Federal Department of Education bureaucrats," he said.

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