Education Common Core: Bobby Jindal says Obama forcing a national curriculum (+video)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal charges that the US Department of Education is strong-arming states into accepting base-line standards once viewed as voluntary. Backers say that Common Core is voluntary, because some states declined to adopt it.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) sued the US Department of Education Wednesday, accusing it of violating federal law and the US Constitution by strong-arming states into adopting the Common Core State Standards and assessments.