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Mar 15, 2012 5:32 AM by AP

Jindal's teacher tenure revamp approved

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's bid to make it tougher for teachers to get the job protection known as tenure and to do away with a statewide salary schedule for teachers has gotten approval from the House Education Committee.

After a marathon hearing Wednesday, the panel voted 13-5 for the bill that would get rid of job protection based on seniority, tie tenure to a new evaluation system based partly on student test scores and let school principals set teacher salaries.

Hundreds of teachers packed the state capitol to oppose the measure, along with a separate proposal that would create a statewide voucher program that uses taxpayer dollars to pay for private school tuition. The voucher bill also was backed by the education committee.

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