North Dakota judge to rule on Common core case

Jul 27, 2015 by

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota should be barred from paying membership fees and opt out of an organization that’s writing tests for the federally backed Common Core standards, a St. Louis lawyer argued in Bismarck court Monday.

John Sauer, who has argued a similar case in Missouri, asked South Central District Judge David Reich to issue a preliminary injunction to block North Dakota from giving taxpayers’ money to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Tioga Republican Rep. Bob Skarphol and three others sued Gov. Jack Dalrymple, state Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and other state officials last month alleging North Dakota entered into an illegal agreement when it joined the multistate consortium.

Opponents allege the consortium is an illegal interstate compact not approved by Congress.

Source: North Dakota judge to rule on Common core case – Washington Times

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