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The Case for Reform: Jefferson Parish Edition
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The Case for Reform: Jefferson Parish Edition

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is benefiting from a remarkable initiative for accountability and reform within the school district.

The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox
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The Louisiana Teacher Union Paradox

Teacher union challenges to real education reform continue to exist, though often in ways that are not measurable or reportable. If you dig deeper, the unions’ power and influence, particularly at the local school district level, remain strong in this state, challenging education reform efforts at every step of the electoral, legislative and policy implementation processes.

Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits
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Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits

Thousands of school voucher applicants who want to exit unsafe, ineffective public schools made history on Friday. That was the deadline for eligible families to apply for scholarship funds that can be used to cover the cost of private school tuition.

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.