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Do-over ordered in 1 challenge of tenure law

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Posted: Jan 13, 2014 3:08 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2014 3:45 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Do-over, Ordered, Challenge, Tenure, Law

NEW ORLEANS - At least one of two state district court rulings declaring that 2012 changes to the state teacher tenure law are unconstitutional will have to be reconsidered.

The state Attorney General's Office wasn't given enough advance notice about a hearing in Monroe last August that led to a ruling against the tenure changes.

The high court, in an opinion dated Friday, sent the case back to Monroe-based Judge Benjamin Jones for further proceedings, giving the attorney general another chance to participate.

A Baton Rouge judge also has ruled against the 2012 education overhaul that included tenure changes. Judge Michael Caldwell last week said the legislation unconstitutionally bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana's education laws.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration planned an appeal in that case.

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