Jindal education overhaul gets final passage - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jindal education overhaul gets final passage

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has won his bid to overhaul the shape of public education in Louisiana. 

The House gave final legislative passage Thursday to Jindal's proposals. 

The bills will make it tougher for teachers to reach the job protection called tenure, establish a statewide voucher program for private school tuition, make it easier to create charter schools, expand online schools and restructure public financing of education.

Approval of minor Senate changes to the two bills came in 60-43 and 60-42 votes, giving Jindal significant triumphs early in the three-month legislative session, over strong opposition from the teacher unions and several thousand teachers who protested at the Capitol in recent weeks. 

Jindal can sign the bills next week.

How SWLA representatives voted on House Bill 974 and House Bill 976:

Dist. #30: James Armes        Tenure: No     Voucher: No

Dist. #33: Michael Danahay  Tenure: No     Voucher; No

Dist. #34: A.B Franklin          Tenure: No     Voucher: No

Dist. #35: Brett Geymann     Tenure: No     Voucher: No

Dist. #36: Chuck Kleckley     Tenure: Yes    Voucher: Yes

Dist. #37: John Guinn           Tenure: No     Voucher:  Yes

Dist. #47: Bob Hensgens      Tenure: Yes   Voucher: Yes

 

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this story.

 

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