Appeals court reverses block of Jindal education policies
NEW ORLEANS - A ruling that blocked some of Governor Bobby Jindal's education policies has been reversed by a federal appeals court.
In 2012, U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle blocked the implementation of new laws in Tangipahoa Parish on teacher tenure and state-funded vouchers in private schools. Opponents said the laws could interfere with federal desegregation efforts.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Lemelle's injunction Monday, saying there was no proof the state had violated, or would violate, federal law.
The ruling was the latest in a number of court cases challenging an education overhaul passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2012. The tuition voucher and teacher tenure laws are still under challenge in state and federal courts.
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