Published Online: February 23, 2016
Published in Print: February 24, 2016, as Louisiana Official Drops Fight To Pursue Common-Core Suit

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Louisiana Official Drops Fight To Pursue Common-Core Suit

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Louisiana's attorney general has ended a political feud with the state's new governor over the Common Core State Standards, saying he agrees it is time to drop a lawsuit claiming that federal authorities were trying to force states to adopt the math and English standards.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, had moved to dismiss the suit, filed last year by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican. He had already lost at the district-court level.

Edwards said the appeal was expensive and unnecessary, given passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which bars the federal government from mandating standards.

Jeff Landry, a Republican, initially said Edwards was too quick to drop the lawsuit, leading to a war of words.

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