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Teacher Tenure Law Ruled Unconstitutional (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-01-10

Duration: 00:09:52

Subjects: Education | Teacher tenure | Louisiana Federation of Teachers | LAWSUITS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Nieland, Brigitte Interviewee
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the January 10, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on District Court Judge Michael Caldwell ruling the Jindal Administration’s teacher tenure law unconstitutional for a second time. Sanford reports that the lawsuit challenging the law was filed by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. It includes highlights of Governor Bobby Jindal speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his reaction to the ruling. Sanford and Charlie Whinham then conduct an in-studio interview with Brigitte Nieland, the vice president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. They discuss their reactions to the court’s ruling.