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Judge denies request to stop Common Core

 
Judge denies request to stop Common Core
Posted August 15th, 2014 @ 1:34pm

A judge denied a request for a temporary injunction to stop Common Core from being used in Louisiana classrooms while a lawsuit is heard against the state's school board.

Judge Tim Kelley denied the request by attorneys for 17 lawmakers who filed the suit, which claims the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education broke state law in its implementation of Common Core.

The decision means schools can continue with plans that have been in the works for the past four years to use the standards, which were developed by a group of states in order to compare student progress in different parts of the country. Schools are still in limbo about what test to use, since Governor Bobby Jindal took executive action to block the state's contract with the PARCC test.

The governor's recent objections to Common Core come after years of support for the measure, and have turned into a political struggle for who controls the course of education in Louisiana.

Story courtesy WBRZ News 2

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