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Jindal looking at tweaks to teacher tenure law

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Gov. Bobby Jindal is signaling he's willing to make changes to his 2012 law that made it tougher for teachers to reach the job protection status of tenure.

Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin said Wednesday the governor is working with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, the union that filed a lawsuit over the law, and superintendents on possible tweaks.

The law made it harder for teachers to achieve tenure and changed the process for appealing a firing decision. Critics say it violates due process rights.

Plotkin wouldn't offer specifics about what Jindal is willing to adjust, but said the governor wants to ensure due process.

LFT President Steve Monaghan says the two sides have had preliminary conversations but haven't reached any agreement.

Changes would be considered in the upcoming legislative session.

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