Louisiana education trial part 2: teachers unions take Jindal’s law to court

By Lauren McGaughy, NOLA.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education overhaul passed earlier this year is taken to court for a second time in Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 17. A group of teachers unions is challenging the law, saying it is unconstitutional because its provisions affect multiple laws

The case will be heard by Judge R. Michael Caldwell of the 19th District Court of Baton Rouge. The suit was filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, the East Baton Rouge Federation of Teachers and the Jefferson Federation of Teachers.

The teachers unions stated Act 1 of Jindal’s education overhaul, passed last legislative session, is unconstitutional because it violates the “single object” section of the state constitution.

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/louisiana_voucher_trial_part_2.html

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