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Senate panel takes up education reform

3 years ago Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:48:03 AM CDT March 15, 2012 Thursday, March 15 2012 Mar 15, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of teachers and school employees have amassed on the steps of the state Capitol as a political battle over teacher job security continues.

The Senate Education Committee is the focal point of debate Thursday. The panel is taking up its version of legislation to expand a state-funded voucher program for private school tuition, increase charter schools and diminish seniority and tenure protections for teachers.

A House panel approved similar measures Wednesday. The package is being pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

News 2 will keep you updated on the status of these bills on our website and newscasts.

 

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