Jul 1, 2010 1:04 PM by Melissa Canone

Jindal Education Bill: Lawsuit Filed By Teachers Union

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A teachers union has sued over a new law
pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to let public schools waive certain
state education regulations.
The lawsuit was filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on
Thursday - one day after Jindal signed the bill into law.
The lawsuit claims the waiver law is an unconstitutional
delegation of legislative authority to the state Board of
Elementary and Secondary Education. It also says the measure is
unconstitutional because it carves out special exemptions for
individual schools.
The LFT seeks to throw out the waiver law and immediately
prohibit BESE from using the waiver authority.
A spokesman for Jindal has said the lawsuit is without merit.
The governor has said the waivers will give schools the flexibility
allowed in charter schools and can help them improve performance.


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