Teacher Tenure Ruling - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Teacher Tenure Ruling

GOOD EVENING.. THIS IS CYNTHIA ARCENEAUX FROM THE KPLC NEWSROOM. GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL HAS SUFFERED ANOTHER BLOW IN THE COURTS, WHEN IT COMES TO HIS EDUCATION REFORM. A BATON ROUGE JUDGE TODAY RULED HIS TEACHER TENURE CHANGES UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THE GOVERNOR IS ALREADY PLANNING TO APPEAL THE RULING. YOU MAY RECALL THE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAS ALSO RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAST YEAR AS WELL. WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST TONIGHT AT TEN.

  AND FORMER GOVERNOR EDWIN EDWARDS AND HIS WIFE TRINA WERE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION TONIGHT IN KINDER, AS THE CAMERAS WERE ROLLING FOR THEIR SOON-TO- BE REALITY SHOW ON THE A&E NETWORK.  7NEWS CAMERAS WERE THERE AS WELL!

AND MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THE BIG NEW BUILDING GOING UP BEHIND THE MCDONALD'S ON RYAN STREET. THAT BUILDING WILL PLAY A BIG ROLE IN GETTING NEW BUSINESSES UP AND RUNNING IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. IT'S CALLED THE S.E.E.D. CENTER. AND TONIGHT, LEE PECK WILL TELL YOU ABOUT A COMPETITION THEY'RE SPONSORING TO ATTRACT BRIGHT MINDS OUT THERE WHO MAY HAVE IDEAS FOR NEW BUSINESSES. IT'S A BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION. JOIN US FOR THE DETAILS TONIGHT AT TEN ON NIGHTCAST.

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