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Teachers Unions Accused of Working to Restore the Status Quo
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Teachers Unions Accused of Working to Restore the Status Quo

As an alternative to the “draconian Jindal approach” to education reform, the state’s teachers unions have offered up legislation that would revoke value-added teacher assessments, reinstate tenure and empower school boards over superintendents.

Value-Added Teacher Evaluation Divides BESE Candidates, Draws Union Opposition
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Value-Added Teacher Evaluation Divides BESE Candidates, Draws Union Opposition

Test scores that measure the progress students make each year will now be used as part of a new evaluation system that determines how effective teachers are in the classroom. But not everyone with a stake in the public education system is pleased with the change.

Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education
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Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education

Are business interests plotting to take over the public education system and turn a profit at the expense of the public? That is the charge leading figures within the Coalition for Public Education have aimed against Gov. Bobby Jindal and the school board candidates who favor charter schools.

BESE Candidates Sharply Divided Over Letter Grade System Measuring School Performance
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BESE Candidates Sharply Divided Over Letter Grade System Measuring School Performance

Letter grades that show a sizable percentage of Louisiana public schools are either failing or under-performing continue to generate controversy. A union-led coalition warns against Gov. Jindal’s privatization agenda, while a business group says the unions fear transparency and accountability.

Charter School Movement Could Be Curtailed If Union BESE Candidates Prevail
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Charter School Movement Could Be Curtailed If Union BESE Candidates Prevail

Louisiana’s experiment with charter schools could be restrained and limited if the right mix of candidates running for the state’s top school board seats do not prevail in this year’s election, warn industry officials who are backing several newcomers and three incumbents.