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Posted: Sunday, 29 June 2014 7:39AM

BESE may take Common Core dispute with Jindal to court

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet on Tuesday to discuss behind closed doors what steps to take in dealing with Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to shut down testing based on Common Core standards.

A revised agenda for the special BESE meeting shows the state's top school board will consider the hiring of special legal counsel.

An agenda item calls for "consideration of the potential retention of special legal counsel."

That could be a signal that BESE may take Governor Jindal to court over his attempt to remove Louisiana from Common Core.

The Louisiana School Board Association and the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents are urging a quick resolution of the dispute so schools can run smoothly this fall and not be interrupted by the dispute between the governor and Superintendent of Education John White.

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