Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s effort to tear down Common Core in his state has broken out into all-out war with his state’s school board.
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In a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted to sue Jindal in an effort to stop him from blocking the state’s use of a Common Core-derived standardized states.

Once a supporter of Common Core, Jindal has turned sharply against the new educational standards in the past year. He first urged BESE and the state legislature to eliminate Common Core, but when they declined to do so during the spring, Jindal decided to act unilaterally.

In June, Jindal issued a set of executive orders seeking to force BESE to adopt new educational standards and prevent the administration of standardized test questions developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a testing consortium formed to create Common Core-aligned tests.