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Judge: Part of teacher tenure law unconstitutional
Published: August 16, 2013

By KEVIN McGILL — Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Part of a 2012 law overhauling Louisiana’s teacher tenure law was declared unconstitutional Friday by a state district judge in Monroe.

Click here to read the court ruling: Monroe Court Tenure Decision

Judge Benjamin Jones ruled in a lawsuit against the Monroe City School Board. He said the constitutional rights of DeAnne Williams, a Monroe teacher facing possible dismissal, were violated because the board would follow a termination and appeal process outlined in the law.