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Anti-Common Core hearing today

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Posted: Aug 15, 2014 7:44 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Aug 15, 2014 7:44 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Common Core, dispute, hearing, trial, court, judge, lawmaker, BESE, Governor, Jindal

BATON ROUGE - The court battle over the future of Louisiana's education continues today.

Later today, state District Judge Tim Kelley will hold a hearing for an anti-Common Core challenge filed by 17 state lawmakers. They claim the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) broke a state law when it implemented the controversial education standards.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled that a group of parents, teachers and charter school managers can proceed with their lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal. The suit challenges Jindal's attempts to end the state's involvement with the Common Core education standards. The judge also said that Jindal is protected and can't be ordered to testify under oath.

Schools throughout the state are instructed to teach Common Core standards without any set test in place after the state school board voted to eliminate the LEAP testing.

We'll have the latest on today's hearing throughout the day on WBRZ News 2 and on WBRZ.com.

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