La. Union Challenges School Waiver Bill
A teachers union Thursday challenged a new law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that will let public schools waive certain state education regulations.
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers, along with the East Baton Rouge and Jefferson parish chapters of the union, filed a lawsuit in state district court one day after Jindal signed the bill into law. It claims the waiver law is unconstitutional because it delegates legislative authority to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and because it carves out special exemptions for individual public schools.
The union seeks to throw out the law and immediately prohibit education board from...
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