Tuesday's 6-1 decision upholds a state district court ruling that the state constitution forbids using money earmarked for public schools in the state's Minimum Foundation Program to pay for private school tuition.
Governor Jindal has an unlikely ally in his push for sweeping change in how the state educates its poorest students. Sen. Mary Landrieu supports many of the governor's ideas, bucking traditional pro-Democrat unions and suggesting she'll back a statewide voucher program.
Governor Bobby Jindal continues to criticize the state's largest teachers' union, this time calling for the resignation of the group's executive director. At the center of the controversy are comments Louisiana Federation of Teachers Executive Director Steve Monaghan made in an interview with the New Orleans Times Picayune.
After months of putting all the political chess pieces in place, Governor Bobby Jindal unveiled today his plan to reform Louisiana's education system while speaking to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
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