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.
A version of this article appeared in the February 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Louisiana Official Drops Fight To Pursue Common-Core Suit