For the second time in less than a year, a state judge struck down a Louisiana law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that makes it more difficult for public-school teachers to earn and retain tenure.
The governor stressed the 2012 law remains in effect and promised state District Judge Mike Caldwell’s Wednesday ruling will be appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
The high court sent the case back to Caldwell in late May for reconsideration after the judge declared the law — known as Act 1 — unconstitutional in March.
The judge heard a new round of arguments from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the state in December.