Louisiana Political News Wire
Law opponents crafting challenges
by Will Sentell - Advocate (excerpt)
Leaders of the Louisiana School Boards Association have told local school board members they may need a financial commitment to challenge two newly passed laws that are aimed at overhauling public schools.
The measures, which were pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, will change the way teachers are paid and evaluated, pave the way for more students to attend private schools at state expense and move authority from local school boards to superintendents.
Carolyn Wooten, interim executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association said Tuesday no final decision has been made on the lawsuit, including any grounds that would be used to challenge the laws. “We are still working on an action plan,” Wooten said.
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