State Teacher’s Union Speaks Out Against Jindal Plan
A state teachers' union giving its own ideas on education reforms. Louisiana Association of Educators President Joyce Haynes says the group is against many of Governor Jindal's reform plans. She says they are against new teacher performance reviews that include using students' standardized test scores as half a teacher's evaluation. She says there are better ways to weed bad teachers out of the classroom. Haynes said, "We recommend establishing a reasonable hearing board to administer the hearing process for those teachers who are deemed ineffective." The LAE wants more focus on physical activity for students, fully-funded pre-K programs, vocational classes and more funding for K-12 public schools. They say Jindal needs to meet with teachers and parents about reforms.