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White calls Common Core lawsuit a stalling tactic

Posted July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:39am

BATON ROUGE - A group of state lawmakers filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to stop the adoption of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana public schools.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon by Rep. Brett Geymann and 16 other lawmakers, contends that the state education board failed to follow Louisiana's Administrative Procedures Act for introducing new standards in public schools when goals were established in 2010.

Superintendent of Education John White called the lawsuit a stalling tactic to keep Common Core from being implemented, saying there was "no legal basis for this claim whatsoever."

BESE President Chas Roemer said they would announce a special board meeting soon to address the suit, and that they were "more determined than ever" to see Common Core implemented in the state.

The Common Core standards for reading, writing and math are set to go into effect in the upcoming school year, but the continued battle between BESE and Common Core's critics leave future implementation of the standards uncertain.

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