One day after Common Core opponents went to court, a group of parents and teachers launched their own lawsuit Tuesday and accused Gov. Bobby Jindal of illegally trying to derail the academic standards and companion tests.
“The governor has effectively thrown a wrench into accountability, putting parents, teachers and students in a position of immediate peril,” Stephen Kupperman, one of the lawyers in the case, said in a prepared statement that accompanied the legal action.
Navis Hill, who lives in New Orleans and is one of the plaintiffs, said the action by the Jindal administration is endangering the educational future of her four children, who will be in the first, fourth, fifth and 10th grades.
“My kids are being sacrificed due to politics,” Hill said in an interview.
Jindal dismissed the challenge. “This lawsuit has no merit,” he said in a prepared statement.