For the second time, a portion of Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's education reform law is ruled unconstitutional.
Baton Rouge Judge Michael Caldwell threw out the governor's teacher tenure laws. He says it's crammed into legislation with too many other items.
Act 1 would have made it harder for teachers to earn and retain job protection. This is part of the governor's education reform overhaul that passed last legislative session. The ruling was a win for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. The Jindal administration announced it will appeal the teacher tenure ruling.
A judge has already rejected a 2012 law that expanded Louisiana's voucher program. The state appealed that ruling. A hearing is scheduled for March 19th in the State Supreme Court.