Baton Rouge Judge Upholds Teacher Tenure Provisions Of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Education Reform Law
BATON ROUGE, La. (KPEL) -- A judge has upheld a good portion of a piece Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform package, including the centerpiece provisions that change teacher tenure and salary laws.
Judge Michael Caldwell ruled Tuesday, though, that a section dealing with the authority of local school boards violated the state constitution because it didn't fit the stated objective of the bill.
The law would have given local school boards less power to hire and fire teachers and moved that power to individual school principals.
Jindal called Caldwell's decision a "victory for students and teachers. This ruling upholds the core purpose of the law--rewarding effective teachers and supporting ineffective teachers who want to improve."