MONROE, La. (AP) - A state district judge in Monroe has ruled that parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal's teacher tenure revamp passed in 2012 are unconstitutional.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1focSbz ) District Judge Benjamin Jones upheld Friday a decision he made in August that said the law violates the constitutional rights of teachers facing dismissal.
In a statement later Friday, Jindal said the ruling would be appealed. He notes the opinion only affects the tenure review process.
Jones' ruling is the latest blow against Act 1, which deals with school control and teacher tenure, pay for performance and evaluation and amended multiple laws pertaining to superintendent and school board duties, layoffs, contracts, teacher salaries, teacher hiring/firing and tenure.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com
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