Gov. Bobby Jindal's package of sweeping education changes is set for floor votes as early as next week after an administration-friendly Senate Education Committee on Thursday easily approved a trio of proposals to refashion primary and secondary education. Jindal told senators before they began debate that his plan represents a fundamental shift in the way Louisiana supports its students, with the goal to empower parents to chart their child's school path while improving the quality of instruction that student receives. During the nine-hour session that followed, Vice Chairman Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, cast the lone vote against Chairman Conrad Appel's Senate Bill 597 to expand charter schools and private-school tuition vouchers and Senate Bill 603 to curtail teacher tenure and introduce merit pay. Senate Bill 581 to regulate pre-kindergarten programs passed without opposition.