Missouri taxpayers sue Nixon for Common Core test
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge says taxes from three people suing Gov. Jay Nixon won't go to a group creating tests for the Common Core education standards.
Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green said Tuesday in a temporary restraining order that the lawsuit has a shot at success.
Fred Sauer, Anne Gassel and Gretchen Logue allege that Nixon illegally partnered with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to draft tests for Common Core.
Gassel and Logue are members of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core.
Nixon and other officials have been criticized by the coalition for working with the test consortium. Opponents say the learning standards were adopted without enough public input.
The plaintiffs say they don't want their tax money to pay for more than $1 million in membership fees to Smarter Balanced.