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Louisiana House Passes Jindal’s Proposed Education Reforms

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Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed education reforms are moving through the Louisiana legislature.

Jindal’s legislation dealing with overhauling teacher tenure and compensation rules passed the Louisiana House by a 64 to 40 vote early Friday morning. The bill would make it tougher for teachers to achieve tenure, linking such job protection to a teacher evaluation system that is still being developed.

Meanwhile, the Louisiana House also passed Jindal’s bill that would expand the availability of state aid for qualified students to move out of poor performing public schools to private or parochial schools. That legislation was approved Thursday by a 61 to 42 vote. A similar bill is working its way through the Louisiana Senate.

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