(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

Louisiana's governor is taking the federal government to court over Common Core.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports.

Republican Governor Bobby Jindal argues the federal Department of Education is coercing states to adopt Common Core.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The lawsuit filed this morning says the more than four billion dollar grant program forces states down a path toward a national curriculum, in violation of state sovereignty.

Common Core standards in math and English serve as benchmarks, describing what students should know after completing each grade.

More than 40 states have adopted the standards, including Louisiana.

Jindal, in 2010 saying the standards better prepare students for college and career. He has since reversed course.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.