Hearing set in Jindal Common Core lawsuit
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will have to wait a few months to have his day in federal court in his lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Common Core education standards.
U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick set a Nov. 20 hearing date to consider the Republican governor's claims.
In his lawsuit, Jindal accuses the U.S. Department of Education of illegally manipulating federal money and regulations to force states to adopt Common Core, by offering $4.3 billion in grants and policy waivers that encouraged states to adopt uniform standards and testing.
Jindal, considering a 2016 presidential campaign, says the Obama administration's actions violate the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution and federal laws that prohibit national control of education content.
Even opponents of Common Core question the lawsuit's likelihood for success.