Louisiana governor sues U.S. government over education's Common Core

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Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:41 AM

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Wednesday filed suit against the federal government, arguing that it has coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards.

The move by the Republican governor comes amid a backlash against the multistate standards that aim to boost critical-thinking skills and apply consistency to a patchwork of state guidelines.

(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Eric Beech)