Judge says he'll issue written ruling on Common Core
BATON ROUGE - Judge Todd Hernandez told attorneys involved in a lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal's actions to remove Louisiana from the Common Core educational standards that he will make a written ruling on the case.
Both sides argued all day Monday. Hernandez did not say when he'd issue his ruling on the matter.
A group of parents, teachers and charter school organizers filed the suit against Jindal's administration. They claim the governor overstepped his authority when he canceled the state's contract with PARCC, the standardized test used by Common Core, and took other actions to stop the program's implementation.
Jindal once supported Common Core as new and tougher standards for Louisiana students. This summer he joined nationwide conservative opposition to the program, claiming it was a federal takeover of the state's education. Common Core was actually conceived of and developed by volunteers from a number of states, including Louisiana.