Louisiana teachers union opposes school-flexibility measure

06/20/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana's teachers union says it will challenge a measure that would permit the state's public schools to potentially operate more like charters. The proposed law -- which awaited the governor's signature as of Friday -- would allow schools to seek waivers from adhering to some state regulations. Officials with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers say it improperly allows the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to override legislators and decide which laws schools can follow.

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