Senate panel takes up education reform
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.