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Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit
The Advocate ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Will Sentell

Posted on 02/05/2016 9:22:44 AM PST by amorphous

Gov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Edwards also ordered the termination of a $475,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge held by the law firm of Alexandria attorney Jimmy Faircloth, a former Jindal aide.

The governor, in a prepared statement, said newly enacted federal legislation makes moot issues raised in the lawsuit.

It does not benefit students to continue to use time and resources to pursue litigation that no longer has any bearing on classrooms in Louisiana, Edwards said in the statement.

Both Edwards, an attorney, and Jindal are opponents of Common Core, which represents revamped benchmarks for reading, writing and math.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: batonrouge; commoncore; education; edwards; jindal; louisiana
"While Edwards said he was directing his legal counsel to drop the lawsuit, state Attorney General Jeff Landry, citing the state Constitution, said later in the day he will review the challenge and make the final decision.

As Louisiana attorney general, I am intervening in this case and I will determine if it will proceed, Landry said in a prepared statement. I want to be sure the U. S. Department of Education is not holding our local schools hostage."

1 posted on 02/05/2016 9:22:44 AM PST by amorphous
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To: amorphous

All the new legislation does is change the name.

2 posted on 02/05/2016 9:25:15 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: amorphous

I think the people of Louisiana are going to rue the day they elected a democrat. Although the choices were not all that great.

3 posted on 02/05/2016 9:54:45 AM PST by nomifyle
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To: amorphous

We must never give up the fight against Common Core. Never ever. Even if you don’t have children you have a vested interest in ridding schools of this evil garbage, lest the Republic will be lost for sure.

4 posted on 02/05/2016 10:03:30 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Proud to be an Infidel)
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5 posted on 02/05/2016 10:04:15 AM PST by amorphous
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To: surroundedbyblue

Yep! I completely agree. It’s akin to communistic brain washing of our youngest at the age of maximum impressionability. I recently read an article calling for raising the age of entry into public school to 8. The author made a very good argument for doing so: By the time someone has reached the age of 8, they’re pretty well grounded in what they’ve learned of the world through the eyes of their family and religious teachings.

6 posted on 02/05/2016 10:10:34 AM PST by amorphous
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To: amorphous

Edwards sez “...newly enacted federal legislation makes moot the issues raised in the lawsuit.”

DC has decreed it. The peons will shut up and obey.

Some FReepers actually support this guy.

All the conservative progress made by former governor Bobby Jindal is currently being reversed by Edwards, the new Democrat gov of Louisiana. He’s a tax and spend liberal and supporter of top down DC dictatorship and everything else conservatives are supposed to be against.

In the Presidential race, many FReepers would not even bother to look at Jindal’s solid conservative record, instead preferring to insult him with comments of “get me a cherry slurpee, Bobby.”
We rail and holler about the bias in the mainstream media, yet we continue to allow the mainstream media—and their polls—to control whom we pay attention to, and whom we will ignore.

7 posted on 02/05/2016 10:14:59 AM PST by mumblypeg (Reality is way more complicated than the internet. That's why I'm here.)
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8 posted on 02/05/2016 10:25:13 AM PST by DoughtyOne (the Free Republic Caucus: what FReepers are thinking, 100s or 1000s of them. It's up to you.)
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To: amorphous

Everyone can name Jeb Bush’s greatest accomplishment, even though there is nothing great about it.

9 posted on 02/05/2016 10:25:23 AM PST by bigbob ("Victorious warriors win first and then go to war" Sun Tzu.)
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To: amorphous

Jindal’s lawsuit had a strong case according to the article below.

From this article:
June 22 2015
New Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Common Core

At the national level, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has brought a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s Department of Education, one that syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt and his fellow law professor John Eastman have said could be as significant as the court’s decision in Texas to halt Obama’s executive amnesty.

Jindal’s lawsuit claims that “through regulatory and rule making authority, Defendants have constructed a scheme that effectively forces States down a path toward a national curriculum.”

Aug 27 2014
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Sues Obama Administration over Common Core

Another lawsuit

10 posted on 02/05/2016 11:06:41 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: amorphous

Dummies in Louisiana already getting their ash kicked. You get the government you deserve. This is just the beginning of the damage you brought on yourselves.

11 posted on 02/05/2016 12:53:11 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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