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Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards.

District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request.

The Common Core standards are math and English benchmarks describing what students should know after completing each grade.

Seven parents and two teachers, along with a charter school organization, sued Jindal after he suspended contracts the education department planned to use to buy testing material aligned with Common Core. The state education board joined in suing Jindal.

They allege that the governor violated constitutional provisions that establish authority over education policy in the state.

Jindal's lawyer says the Republican governor exercised his statutory authority over state contracting and did nothing improper.

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