One of the state's major teacher unions hopes Governor Jindal will sit down with them to discuss teacher tenure reform. Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan hopes that discussion will occur now that a state judge has ruled for a second time that a law passed in 2012 that changes teacher tenure rules is unconstitutional.
"We hope that the governor and legislators would sit with us and come up with a product that works with all of us," Monaghan said.
District Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that the teacher tenure reform legislation is unconstitutional, because too many different laws were passed in one legislative act. Governor Jindal says they'll appeal Judge Caldwell's ruling, because he says this law will make sure there's a quality teacher in every classroom.
"My advice to the coalition for the status quo, it's time for them to stop fighting us in court. Stop the lawsuits and go to work with us to help improve education for our kids," Jindal said.